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NEW DIRECTIONS IN FABRICATED JEWELRY

An age-old question in art asks, Is process or product more important?

In this collection each piece begins from a drawing. But the creative fabricating process sometimes departs from the original plan.

Fabrication in the jewelry context deals with the construction of products from sheet and wire. In my case the sheet and wire is sterling, fine silver or argentium.
A variety of techniques are used including sawing, drilling, soldering, stamping, layering, forming, and adding patinas. Pieces are often embellished with 14K gold sheet or wire and natural pearls and semi precious stones.

A collection of enamels is also included. Enameling involves a powered glass fired in multiple quick kiln firings. Most of these are variations of the cloisonne process which involves wet inlays using fine silver wires.

Each is an original one of a kind piece.

 

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