|Brooch in Sculpted Paint with pearls.
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|Pendant in cast sterling silver, 14k gold, and charoite.
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|14k gold ring with ruby.
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|Jewelry is an excellent way to utilize some small- scale natural forms and textures that reward prolonged contemplation with their endless variety. The lost-wax casting process can reproduce the finest detail, while patination and polishing heighten the visual effect. If you are interested in how to make jewelry, you will find here some some valuable tips on jewelry technique by somebody who definitely knows his stuff.
Making jewelry gives an artist a chance to make work that is given an exhibition whenever it is worn. In order to ensure that this happens, I strive to ensure wearability and durability as well as beauty. I make jewelry from silver and gold as well as many diverse materials. I am equipped to cut gemstones to the special shapes required by the interactions of the forms being used, so I am not constrained by the range of stone shapes commercially available. Additionally, I have made holograms that can be cut to shape and set in jewelry for another dimension of effect.
I am excited about the results I have achieved in making jewelry using a scaled-down version of the Sculpted Paint technology I developed to make sculptural reliefs for wall display. In this medium, I have had greatest success with brooches and a variation on the bola tie which uses a narrow band of silk instead of the braided leather cord. These pieces can be massive yet remain light in weight, they are not brittle, and they can be cleaned without damage.