Fine jewelry

Contact Cluster: a stack of five rings

Upon each of these rings balances a hollow-fabricated form, made by silver-soldering and gold-soldering up to 30 elements together, mastered from units originally fabricated in metal wire and granules. The completed forms are geodesic spheres, and abstracted extensions of them,…

Sundot Swirls, Large

My jewelry is concerned with the interplay of natural forms, contrasting elements and symbolic content. In the Radiance Collection, 22K bi-metal “Sundots” are used to depict the light and power of the sun; while organic swirls in oxidized silver provide…

Empress Art Box with Bracelet and Brooch

Such diverse themes as architecture, the Art Deco movement, Nature in her myriad forms , and flight are continually explored on the sketchbook page. Study models are developed , gemstones are selected, and after much thought and care, the final…

Ess Stitch Brooch

Growing up I heard stories about how my grandmother supported her son, my father, during the Second World War with her needlework. Crafts such as weaving, quilt making and sewing were often designated as “women’s work” leaving much nobler artistic…

Garden Reflections: Rain Forest

As a Metalsmith, my work deals with the passage of time. Using the imagery of transport, passage or renewal, it becomes a metaphor for navigating life. In this sculptural vessel, that journey is illuminated by sterling silver, pearls, nickel silver,…

Earrings, Sorrel Van Allen; Pendant, Pamela Ritchie

Pendant Winner of the 2017 Governor General’s Saidye Bronfman Award, Pamela Ritchie’s work celebrates the concentrating effect of detail, and the paradox that an abundance of ideas, form, and pattern can be encapsulated in very small objects. She was strongly…

Dangle Earrings

Earrings crafted from recycled antique turquoise faceted beads. Capped with textured .925 silver disc beads suspended on .925 silver rolling mill tapered and forged ear wires.

Algae

Algae ring, inspired by seaweed, using cutting edge technology to attain a natural form that will peacefully sit on the wearer’s hand.

Crete Rings

An ancient Crete inspired collection of colorful gemstone cabochon rings combined with 22 karat gold granulation and colored diamonds. Each ring has a unique granulated accent with a tiny matching or contrasting colored diamond. Granulation is a highly specialized decorative…

Discorectangle #4

My ongoing creative research investigates digital design and manufacturing technologies in combination with traditional craft practices. Most recently, I have focused on CNC milling as a process to complement the design aesthetics, workflow and techniques used in my blacksmithing and…

Woodland Splendor Ring

I work in series and the most recent jewelry collection, Flow of Time Series, is inspired by nature. I grew up in the Midwest amongst the rugged landscape of woodlands, hills, and cold water streams. My inspiration comes from an…

Turbulent Waters

Turbulent Waters is inspired by the fluid nature of strength. Strength is not a constant. In the hectic days that threaten to overwhelm, strength ebbs and flows, surging forth when needed, and receding like the tides back into the depths…

Nouveau Blossom

The more experience I have on this earth, the more I am aware of how we are all connected. We are connected through friends/acquaintance, our favorite places to visit, our families, our chosen families, our daily routines, but most importantly-…

Bridal Collection

A lush experience of color and form, my jewelry mixes the beauty of exquisite, ethically sourced gems with a subtle and organic aesthetic that skates the line between precious and everyday. Each piece is made by hand from recycled precious…

starburst ring

Starburst ring is a form made to represent a landscape – the stars, ocean and land are represented. There is a burst of gold around one of the stars and a dark patina finish on the surface of the piece….

California Sea Otter

This California Sea Otter Pendant is made from glass enamel, fine silver and 24k gold. The setting consists of kelp motif hand car from sterling silver while the bail showcases a teal Sapphire in a 14k gold octopus setting. Born…

Pendent

Illene Klein is the jewelry designer and founder of Sophia Roc, a custom jewelry brand based in New York City. Her connection with nature and insatiable creativity are the driving cause behind her designs. Klein was never one to bow…

Sterling Silver Forged Drop Necklace

Sterling Silver Forged Drop Necklace With Carved Ellipse Beads Garnet, Citrine, CZ Wendy Tonsits Jewelry is a synthesis of bold lines and striking relationships of form and colored gemstones. Creative influences can be found in the sculptural forms and colors…

Wild Rose Necklace

I fabricated this necklace of 20K gold, dendritic gold nuggets, mammoth ivory beads, and raw emerald beads. Many of the natural dendritic nuggets look like leaves, so that was the inspiration for this piece. The wild roses bloom around solstice…

Tejas large cuff

After a life changing experience at the infamous Ghost Ranch, lapidary inlay quickly became my newest obsession. I combine fabricated and cast silver with inlaid gemstones and minerals to create bold and modern interpretations of traditional jewelry of the American…

The Hatchling

Change is inevitable. It’s in every breath, every word that we say, every whim. We are in a constant state of change, building the future of our lives even when we feel stagnant. When we are held, however, nestled into…

Midnight In The Mimbres Valley

The inspiration for my work comes from patterns, color, and texture that naturally occur in nature. Growing up in the southwestern desert has also influenced my work with its ancient history and diverse culture. Incorporating those things that give nature…

Pearl Lacey Earrings

The work of J.E. Paterak quietly reflects a concern for our planet’s health by drawing the eye to the smallest details found in nature. She strives to draw attention to the nuance of wonder. Whether moss brooches “wrought” in glass…

Finger ring

Inspiration comes from so many places and is truly ever-evolving. 10 Timeless Fashion Pieces Every Woman Should Own (a list by Mary Johnson) has been the inspiration for several pieces I’ve created for the past three years. So far, I’ve…

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