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[Orchid Gallery Update] Judith Altruda

Judith Altruda
Tokeland, WA. USA

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My jewelry is hand fabricated using a variety of metal smithing
processes. Everything is made in my studio in Tokeland Washington,
on the Willapa Bay. Most pieces are one of a kind. Metals such as
shibuichi, copper, silver and gold are often used and mixed within
the same piece. To get the textures that evoke what I see on the
beach, I often etch the metal in acid and proceed from there. I love
the classic form of ancient jewelry. Recently I have been studying
and using ancient metal working techniques, including the use of
rocks as tools to form metal. It is much slower going, but to me,
best serves the purpose

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Hi Judith

that ring looks excellent. What is the central piece? The grapes make
me think of Bacchus. The offset garnet? is a great counterpoint to
the central stone. And the twisted band shows extra design/quality.

Well done.

The ring is very much of the inspiration I make when I am tired of
making “classic” bezel set stone rings. I find it exciting to see
pieces like your ring. I am so over grandmother rings with tiny

if you want to see some of my work I am on facebook

Can you send me some more photos? I think your work is great!

all the best