Artist: Amy O’Connell - Showcase
Orchid Gallery: http://www.ganoksin.com/orchid/amy.htm
Amy O’Connell, a self taught jewelry artist born in Northampton,
Massachusetts has recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay
area from Iowa City, Iowa. She began handcrafting jewelry in 1992
when she cofounded a body jewelry workshop. Drawing upon her
training in the visual arts including design, sculpture, and work
with miniatures, jewelry became a natural outlet. Her designs
have evolved from steel to traditional work in silver and
semi-precious stone. Amy has synthesized a unique style, blending
her experience in the arts with a fascination for the art of
Jurrasic Fossil Neckpiece
Sterling Silver Neckpiece with Diosaur Bone and Amber on a heavy
double choker. Pendant is 4" x 3 1/2" on a 16" chain.
Full Moon Earrings: The craters are pierced and slightly domed.
Moon Choker: Sterling Silver choker with large apricot moonstone
caged pendant. Cage is 1 1/4" on a handmade loop-and-loop chain.
14k gold rivets.
Large Moon Ring: The domed and pierced top is 1 1/4" wide and
holds a 15mm high domed peach moonstone. The “moon dome” is held
to the shank by 14k gold rivets. The shank is textured by
hammering and is 8x2mm thick.
Eclipse Rings: The tops are domed and pierced and hold a
sunstone. The “moon dome” is held to it’s base by 14k gold
rivets. The shank is textured by hammering and is 6x2mm thick.
Small 1/2", Medium 3/4"
This necklace is formed from heavy gauge sterling silver with a
hand engraved surface and 14k gold bands. The stone is a
sodalite and the chain is a hand made loop-and-loop design.
Pendant is 3"x 1 1/2" on a 20" chain.
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