Enamel On Fine Silver
Enamel is a new direction for my jewelry designs where I create pendants with powdered glass enamel and cloisonne wire on a fine silver base. It's an extremely time consuming and detailed endeavor often requiring between 20 to 30 steps.
I've named this particularly elegant statement piece "Rhythm in Design" It has much more depth, reflection and subtleties of transparent colors than can be captured digitally. I chose a solid sterling silver chain available in 16" or 18" A black dress would certainly set it off. I love it and hope you do too.
The base is an inherently valuable solid 22 gauge 99.9% fine silver.
I prefer working on fine silver because of how reflective it is. I also prefer transparent enamels because they reveal the beautiful quality of glass. Being able to see through solid material is so unique and gorgeous.
I consider the jewelry making process much like creating little sculptures and I am inspired by architecturally oriented designs. Enameling is much like painting so ro create paintings on fine silver is lije creating murals in the side if buildings.
My jewelry designs range from boldly feminine statement pieces to small scale, lightweight and minimal earrings and necklaces. All are set on sterling silver or 14K gold filled and rose gold filled components.
I aim for simple elegance and take precise care to ensure a perfect balance between comfort and style.
I also make originals in wax and have them cast in sterling silver which I then polish, texture, oxidize or add 24K gold foil with a process known as Keum Boo.