Medium: Stirling silver and gemstone spheres
Dimensions: 5cm H x 6cm W with 16 inch Spiga chain
Much of my work is based on natures beauty, colours and shapes and curvature. I work with stirling silver in the main, however, sometime I may use gold, fine silver or Argentium silver. I have always loved cherry blossoms and wanted to make a piece reflecting that. My raw materials were silver sheet, silver wire and some semi-precious stones. They are not drilled or cabochons, but spheres. These pieces are made with silver domes which I have soldered at an angle to then slot my spheres into place. I have a variety – rose quartz, turquoise, carnelian, blue & green agate. My pictures show the 3 stages.
I started jewellery making 6 years ago and it has seen me through some challenging times. I start with an idea and start drawings, deciding how I might put the piece together. This is the exciting part, as I sometimes find that my piece develops organically. I love trying new disciplines, like Kuemboo, riveting, fold forming, enamelling, etc. I do like a challenge and try making pieces like spice spoons, trinket boxes keyrings for special occasions and more!