Pins I recently finished using a process I learned in a recent class and then adapted. They are tissue paper and resin. The most challenging part of these is deciding how to mount them to make them into pins. Each one has to be figured out individually.
Mixed MetalsI use sterling silver, fine silver, argentium silver, copper and brass to make rings, pins, necklaces and bracelets. I sometimes make pieces where different metals are added as an accent, knitted together, or married together to create the base of the piece.
Lapidary and Fused GlassI create fused glass stones that combine colors and dichroic glass. I enjoy cutting large rocks and shaping and polishing stones to use in my pieces.
Wire and Cuttlefish Bone CastingMany of my pieces of jewelry have parts that use wire. Sometimes it is fused, or placed on a piece, sometimes it is knitted and used as a necklace or bracelet. I have just started using some basic casting techniques to make parts to include in some of my pieces.
Finally finished my big project for my class. For those who traveled to Macedonia. The links represent the shutters on Aunt Rachel's house, the piece on the right represents the Spanish Rose that was on many of the homes, the piece on the right higher up includes a representation of the parts at the top of Aunt Rachel's home and the one at the top on the left represents the scroll work in the railing on the balcony. The star was also in the railing of the balcony and of course the Macedonian ruby was included. This is the first piece that I have used so much gold and gold enamel on. It was quite the challenge, but represents many great memories.