Dear blog readers,
I can’t tell you how happy I’ve been playing, I mean working, at creating my first jewelry pieces. I’ve had the desire to work with precious metal for months, but had no idea how much I’d enjoy it. I’ve had days where I’ve woken up early and gone to bed late, simply because my brain was on overdrive (ex. – I’m drafting this at midnight…way too late for me!). I’ve been absorbing and applying as much information on jewelry making as humanly possible. I love it.
I want to share with you my first original pendants. As I made them I learned that even the simplest pieces in appearance still require quite a few steps from start to finish. These involved sawing, etching, soldering, pickling, stone-setting, adding texture, drilling, sanding, oxidizing, polishing, sizing chains and making clasps. (Did you get all that?) It took me longer to make these than it would for a very experienced jewelry artist, but I know I’ll become more efficient with time.
Sterling silver, modern hammered ovals pendant.
Sterling silver, abstract hammered tree.
Tropical-leaf inspired copper pendant.
Sterling silver, abstract flower motif with amethyst cabochon.
Each of these pendants is now available for purchase in my shop. (Warning: wearing new jewelry, or the smile you see when giving jewelry, is addictive.)
Thanks for reading!