This is a gallery of recent work. Some of these pieces and other current work is available for sale on my Etsy site.
Fine silver, recycled glass, patinated copper.
Bone, coconut shell, sterling silver, glass, ostrich shell, red malachite, copper.
Half hoops with two-sided design. (above)
Bronze metal clay with natural patina. (above)
(below) Vintage Lucite beads
Necklace donated to Friends of Acadia auction.
Fine silver PMC hollow “rock” earrings
Reversible PMC bead earrings
Copper clay with glass, freshwater pearls, and 3mm gold filled beads.
Fine silver PMC, freshwater pearls, sterling round beads.
Islesford beach rocks with “stone” beads of fine silver PMC, bronze metal clay and copper metal clay.
Islesford beach stones, fine silver PMC rock beads, sterling silver. 17″
The 17 ” necklace below is completely reversible. Designed to hang with only one side of the hand crafted beads showing at a time. Each bead half was made separately from PMC. The stones were set from below the surface and secured with PMC sheet. Raised texture on side one is from a silicone mold of hot glue lines. Raised texture on side two is from a stencil cut from a notebook cover and punched with paper punches. The bead halves were then joined together and fired in the kiln. Once fired, I applied gold to the raised surface on the side with the sunstones, using the keum-boo technique. The opposite side is oxidized with liver of sulfur, and the raised dots are polished. The necklace also includes freshwater pearls and sterling silver beads. This necklace was a finalist in the PMC category of the 2009 Saul Bell Design Competition. It will be donated to the auction at the fund raising dinner for the Ubuntu Education Fund in New York on April 28.
Side one: Fine silver PMC+, Oregon Sunstones from the Ponderosa Mine, 22K gold keum-b00.
Side two: Fine silver PMC+ oxidized and polished.
Adjustable length necklace. Fine silver PMC beads; hollow-formed using silicone molds of beach rocks. Tumbled blue glass.
Necklace donated to 2009 MPBN Auction.
Earrings. Fine silver PMC with 22K gold.
16″ necklace of flat fine silver PMC beads and sterling silver chain. Magnetic clasp.
Fine silver rock beads, real rocks with freshwater pearls, fine silver cedar print beads.
Things on strings! Fine silver beads and pendants,
paper collage under epoxy resin, silk ribbons and sterling silver chain.
Earrings of fine silver and glass beads.
Earrings. Fine silver, 22 karat gold.
Reversible pendant, finer silver, silk cord.
Handmade fine silver beads, Islesford beach pebbles, sterling silver.