Enameled pendant with fused glass bezel set cabochon
This year marked a new direction for my jewelry designs where I've created pendants with enamel and cloisonne on fine silver. It's an extremely time consuming and detailed endeavor often requiring between 20 to 30 steps.
I've bezel set 1 of my fused glass cabochons to this extra colorful pendant. A 1 of a kind piece.
These pieces have 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"
I prefer working on 99.9% pure 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. I am inspired by elements found in the natural world as well as architecture.
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.