Here's to the woman who drives fifty miles to a juried art fair to search out handmade art jewelry not seen on a thousand Kardashian wannabes. When the Met Museum is out of reach, she plays in her jewelry box for artistic enjoyment. Against the neutral canvas of her clothing these embossed silver and enamel artworks say "You want to meet me. I've got my own ideas.".
the Tropical Studio
When accessory shopping and you see the label for Argentium silver, or the unicorn logo, be happy because your jeweler loves you. She is using tarnish resistant silver. Five reasons why Argentium is a good thing Argentium resists tarnishing 7...
Sustainability and jewelry making.
Balancing sustainability with gemstones, metals, and the chemicals involved in metalsmithing is complicated. I am very aware of the effects of all these activities on our environment so I endeavor to keep my impact to a minimum.
Working in the Tropical Studio
Hammer and chisels on sheet silver. A bowl of warm pitch. A tree stump. Traditional tools of the repoussage artist.