Gemstones

The Cyclades Revisited

Some of the first pieces we studied in Art History (1971) were the Cycladic sculptures from islands in the Aegean Sea, created between 3300 to 1100 BCE. I’ve always been intrigued by those faces with nothing more than a nose-like…

The Upside Down Lantern

Here is my first attempt at “The Upside Down” lantern. Inspired by the houses in “Stranger Things” and complete with the gate between the two worlds in the floor. You can wear /or hang/ the lantern both ways – the…

Fractured

This pendant is part of my series “Fractured”.

Mineral Vein – Explosion ring

“Swing that hammer, light that torch, and make that magic happen.” I use the most basic earth elements and fire to create jewelry that blends nature and human interaction. Each piece is brought to life by my spirit, fire, and…

Zelda’s Breakfast

Through creative expression, we work to understand the world around us. Science does not exist without creativity; new ways of looking and expression lead us to new discoveries and models of understanding. Re-interpret to identify, re-represent to become part, to…

Bird Without Feathers

“Birds Without Feathers” pendant is created on a cold rolled steel base, with blue and purple hues from heat patina and metallic accents from fused fine silver and placer gold. Copper electroformed butterfly wings and a copper bird skull are…

mirabilia

mirabilia (ˌmɪrəˈbɪlɪə ) PL NOUN Astonishing, wondrous and extraordinary things; miracles, wonders; marvels. I take time every morning to stand on Mother Earth and give her a kiss in gratitude for the gift of my body and the prana that…

Mining Disaster

I like to think of my creations not just as jewelry but as beautiful pieces of art.  My favorite materials to work with are sterling silver and hand picked semi-precious stones. I utilize artistic techniques such as reticulation and keum…

Kunzite Darricarrere Ring

David J Lilly is inspired by the mid-century-modern & Brutalist aesthetics & a self-taught jeweller who began with fold-forming. David works in fine metals & other materials, taking inspiration from architecture and ancient forms. This ring is a piece of…

Dreamy Days Necklace

Art is a conversation. Jewelry provides an opportunity for people to engage in a conversation with the world. Expressing your unique personality through one-of-a kind, handmade art connects you intimately to a creative force. For me, art occurs at the…

Nightingale Necklace

This necklace explores in tone and color the merging between earth and sky, and the gracefulness of a bird’s flight and song rising in the night. Pearls signify wisdom gained through experience and repetition, while the flash in labradorite is…

Obsession

To understand one, you have to know two, and understand two you have to know one. Within ourselves, we find these reflections of tension which keep us in a state of questioning. Inside these gray areas, I wallow between what…

Salt & Pepper Set

This un-traditional wedding set was made with hand carved wax wedding ring set cast in 14k gold with salt and pepper half moon rose cut diamonds and a large salt and pepper oval diamond.

Arabesque Broccato

My jewels are driven by a delight in the body-adorned, as well as a narrative implicit in each piece. It’s my intention that the jewels, intrinsically wearable art in precious metal, enamels, and gemstones, are made to be experienced, flaunted,…

Bolo Tie

My new series of works is inspired by Medieval reliquaries, containers that hold the relic of a saint. I am interested in the ways we venerate the dead and living, and within my work, the American cockroach serves as our…

Thames Hoops

Inspired by London’s Albert Bridge, these stunning hoop earrings showcase a kite-shaped geometric detail, mirroring the bridge’s intricate design. I designed them in CAD and printed them in sterling silver, I then soldered the posts and hand polished them. These…

Cascading Leaf Globe

My lighting journey began with a simple question, “can I make my cuffs into light shades?” From that success I started looking through my sketch book of jewelry designs for more inspiration and found a recurring motif, the leaf. My…

Father Sky & Mother Earth

The ring I’m submitting was born out of my birth stone, which is Amethyst. It was hand carved numerous years ago, and I decided to create a piece using sterling silver and 14KYG. All my work is One-of-a-Kind, as all…

Tanzania

A 2.91 ct blue violet natural round cut tanzanite which is bezel set and surrounded by 22k gold and silver granules onto a pendant. All handmade. A trip I took to South Africa right before the pandemic started is where…

Metamorphosis #2

I delight in the magical surrealism of reality in nature. My designs are informed by studies of entomology, and life sciences, as well as experiences while living in the tropics and the desert. I savor researching and revisiting the realm…

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