Precious metal

Environment Vessel #6: Paradise Lost

As an artist working in metal and enamel and writing haiku poetry, I have formed vessels which reflect themes, colors, textures and the beauty, severity and mystery of the natural world. The Earth, its plants and animals, geography, and landscape,…

Geometric Geode Neckpiece

Inspiration for my wearable works are derived predominately from geometric forms and architectural structures with gemstones often being the catalyst for the design. The elements of symmetry, balance and proportion, in combination with minimally ornamented forms is the essence of…

Aging

The different textures on the left and right of Ageing contrast to show a sense of the tree changing as it ages. I received unexpected feedback from audiences after the work was completed. Some viewers read from it that aging…

Pink Zircon Menhir Wing Ring

I am submitting work from my first collectyion – Menhir. The idea for this collection’s aesthetic came to me from a medicine walk I had taken about year previously. I was still trying to figure out what the revelations of…

Chaos Earrings

These Chaos earrings are inspired both by the painter Joan Miro, and by the covid moment have have been living in for the last 2 years. They are hammered 18 gauge wire in gold fill, rose gold fill, or sterling…

New Bloom

Kathryn creates a purposeful balance of metal and woven glass in all of her botanical interpretations giving each piece the solidity, variety of texture and vibrant color of our natural world. Kathryn appeals to the nature-lover in all of us…

The Radiance Within

This body of work highlights the lustrous glow of transparent vitreous enamel over metallic surfaces. I’ve always seen beauty in unconventional places – like rivulets carving paths in the earth, lichen covered tree bark, or the natural patina of time-worn…

Forged and Flower Tahitian Pearl Necklace

This current work embodies botanicals and pearls coming to life from metal. Forged by hand this necklace takes the pearl from the oyster and the flower from the sheet merging together as the land meets the sea.

Pharaoh’s Scepter Brooch

I love to combine unusual objects with precious ones. This piece features an aquamarine set on a buffalo horn. It is attached to a Sterling silver base. Texture is also important to me. Exploring a piece with your fingers should…

Rebirth and Re-emergence Duo

Butterfly Duo – inspired by our time of ‘safer at home’ during the COVID pandemic. Part one of this duo, ‘Rebirth (caged butterfly)’ is a tab-set, hand-pierced ‘cage’ based on an emerald cutting pattern, in over-fired white enamel to force…

Quasar

This brooch/pendant was inspired by the druzy agate, the concept and design stemming from the unusual energetic flow of the black manganese staining in the druzy, reminiscent of the energy of a quasar, the nucleus of a black hole. The…

Tumbling Tourmalines

I’m a slow designer. Part of my process is to walk away for a while and let the time in between kind of erase what I think I’ve done so I can see the piece for what it is. Then…

Paramount Ring

This body of work emphasizes process while exploring identity, the relationship between synthetic and organic, the emotional history of an object, and mental health awareness.

Diamond Dimensions

All my work for the last 50+ years have been entirely handcrafted, One-of-a-Kind body adornments. As an “Old School” craftsperson, my designs and creations are an embodiment of personal skills, as well as having Robert Ebendorf as my Professor and…

Amorphous Forms Necklace

Emma Macchiarini Mankin-Morris is the third generation of metal smiths in the Macchiarini family. She draws her inspiration from the work of her Father and Grandfather, as well as her love of the natural world. Themes in her work vary…

Leaf Footed Bug Brooch

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…

Crowned Milagro Heart

Since I can remember art has been a strong influence in my life. I come from Mexico, a country so rich in traditions, culture and art; everything that surrounded me when I was a child living in Southern Mexico (Chiapas)…

Angel

My work is influenced by glamour, kitsch, and the fashion of feminine pop culture. I have frequently used popular cliché references as carriers of personal experience and social/psychological conflict. In the past these have included body consciousness, eating disorders, marital…

The Year Of The Dragon

The Year Of The Dragon This is part of my “Chinese Zodiac Collection -2022” Hand fabricated with organic chrysanthemum castings set with Nephrite jade. Sterling silver +Fine silver +23.5 K gold (Keum Boo)

Silvered Limb

Silvered Limbed was inspired by the idea of amputation and prosthetics. The “limb” of the tree (or twig in this case) severed and replaced with a cast silver version. There is a morbidity hidden in the beauty of this piece.

Who am I

This piece is the first in a series that documents a loved one's descent into depression and psychosis, and gradual healing process. “Who am I?” was inspired by a lucid dream my loved one had at the beginning of his…

Redbud Ring in Sterling Silver

The Redbud Ring is cast from branches of a redbud tree with the buds just about to bloom. Capturing a time and place in metal is very appealing to me, it’s more like a photograph in that regard. This ring…

Bright Spark in Dark Times

One of a Kind Ring Beauty uplifts our spirits and touches our hearts. It will save the world.

Prismoid I 2021

Inside the Kaleidoscope ‘I see my world as a hexagonal kaleidoscope. I portray this view of the world through my work, which consists of infinite silver nets, one pattern overlapping with another. These overlaps create a new order, in which…

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