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.
Copper microfilm blue and yellow enamel earrings 2 inches wide by 2 inches long
Diamond shaped microfold copper earrings with light and dark blue enamel. They hang about 2 3/4 inches from the earlobe. The diamond shape is 1 1/4 by 1 1/4.
Etched copper enameled pillow shaped pendant with garnet stone and handmade 36 inch silver and copper chain
Fused glass earrings with imbedded silver bales and dichroic glass one inch by one inch50
Rectangular silver earrings with garnet stones hanging about 2 1/2 earrings from the ear. 1 1/4 inch long and 1/2 inch wide
2 1/2 in round bronze and silver brooch with a meteorite in the center and tie tack like findings
White, blue, rose and melon enameled copper 3 1/2 by2 1/4 inch pendant with copper and silver accents and an amethyst stone on a black rubber 18 inch necklace with silver pressure clasp.
Copper and Silver ladder with water cast silver pots, 2 by 1 1/2 inches
Copper, silver and lapis brooch with a drop bead. 2 1/2 wide by 1 1/2 long, drop bead dangle makes that part 2 1/2 inches long
Bronze caste Brooch with tie tack type findings 1 1/2 by 1 3/4 inches
Microfold copper earrings with orange and yellow enamel. They hang about 2 1/4 inches from the ear. They are 1 inch by 3/4 inches
Microfold Shield shape copper enameled earrings, purple,yellow and aqua. They hang about 2 1/4 inches from the ear. They are about 1 inch by 1 inch.
Fused Glass pendant with imbedded silver bale, blue, orange, red and yellow 2 inches by 1 1/4 inches. 21 inch silver chain
2 inch by 2 inch Cast Bronze pendant with silver set resin and mustard seed accent and kumihimo blue and white necklace with magnetic clasp.
Copper, Silver and Brass mixed metals brooch 3 inches by 2 inches
27 inch blue and pink viking knit necklace
Copper microfold enamel earrings, they hang about 2 1/4 inches from ear. They are 1 inch long and 3/4 inches wide
Pearl Necklace with flower and leaf pmc (fine silver) enameled clasp, 18 inch necklace
Silver, gold and sky topaz 2 inch by 2 inch pendant on a handmade 23 inch silver chain.
Silver and copper pendant with three opals, 3 inches by 2 1/2 inches on a 21 inch chain
Copper enameled microfold earrings 3/4 inch long and 1/2 inch wide
circles and broom caste silver brooch with a glass cabochon tie tack like findings 5 by 1 1/4 inch.
Fused glass pendent 1 inch by 1 inch with a silver bale with 17 inch silver chain.
Size 9 1/2 silver patterned ring with a garnet.
Bronze, silver, color coated copper, star sapphire. 1 1/2 inch round pendant on a 20 inch silver viking knit necklace
One inch by one inch Silver and fused glass ring. Three glass stones, blue, red, and green; black with dichroic glass; yellow and orange with green dichroic glass. Can be used on a scarf or on a viking knit necklace.
Copper enameled pendant, golden with blue, aqua orange and pink accents. 3 inch by 3 inch pendant on an 18 inch long rubber necklace with a silver pressure clasp
A 1 3/4 by 3 inch copper and brass enameled pendant on an 18 inch rubber necklace with a silver pressure clasp
Color coated copper 26 inch viking knit necklace
Microfold silver earrings with granulation. They hang about 1 3/4 inch from the ear. They are 1 1/2 inches by 1/2 inches
Silver wire Peridot earrings with a touch of gold, Hang about 2 1/4 inches from ear. They are 1/4 inch wide and 1 1/2 inches long
Rose, aqua, orange and white Copper and enamel 1 1/4 inch pendant on an 18 inch black rubber necklace with silver pressure catch
A 1 1/2 inch Bronze, silver, colored copper wire, sun stone, with an orange and red 27 inch necklace with a magnetic clasp.
Yellow, green, dark blue and orange and yellow lines 1 inch by 1 inch fused glass pendant on a silver bale with a 17 inch silver chain
2 1/2 inch round bronze, silver, color coated copper wire fused glass brooch with tie tack like findings.
Bronze, Silver, copper colored wire and a pearl. 1 1/2 inches round and a 25 inch viking knit silver necklace
Green, yellow and pink fused glass with embedded silver bale 3/4 inches by 1 inch with an 18 inch silver chain
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.