I initially started making jewelry by learning how to work with molten glass, by creating beads with Italian glass. This evolved into learning about the metal arts of soldering – specifically silver. The love for both mediums of glass and metal inspired me to learn enameling techniques of Cloisonné’ and Champlevé. When asked which of these skills is my favorite, I simply respond, “The one I am currently working with.” Because the fabrication process is so uniquely different for all three, I rotate my focus on skill sets every so often to keep my ideas/creativity fresh. One key element in my ornaments is movement – whether it be in motion or color. I am a continual student and thrive with learning/adopting new techniques.
I blog about my current studio works on my facebook page.
Sterling Silver and leaded enamels using the Champlevé technique
Photo Credit: Pam Timm