hammered sterling silver, pierced and etched...different surface finishes to catch the light at different angles. set with several of each: both amethysts and moonstones.
this, the first of many using this mermaid... This one set with labradorite and freshwater pearls.
the diver and the mermaid series.
a dark romance this one...theirs is an impossible love, unable to find a safe place to steal a kiss. cast of characters: a stunning art nouveau mermaid- atop an opal. a diver in the traditional dive helmet, and flanked by two old school creatures of the sea.
the tie-in element between the two are the faceted honey opals that the piece is strung with...
opals- needing to be re-hydrated every once in a while. (did you know this?)
detail: mermaid with opal.
detail: diver with honey opals.
diver and the mermaid #two
this take on the same dark romance is strung with faceted iolite stones
detail of the diver... the Iolite stones.
four dendrite picture stones set in sterling silver. strung with grey and black moonstones- both raw and pillow faceted, raw labradorite, rubies, garnets.
another of the mermaid pieces... opal, moonstones.
choker. all sterling silver links set with amber cabochons. hand hammered cuff to match.
this pendant, made from an old button, set as a stone- removable so as to be worn as a brooch. strung with antique peruvian clay beads, labradorite beads and pearls.
domed and pierced heart. strung with faceted garnets.
choker. hand formed chain links, ray-gun and planet saturn motifs. strung with fluorites.
stylized rocket ship, with art deco reference. hand constructed and overlaid onto sterling silver sheet. flame of copper. strung with freshwater pearls to represent planets.
this piece created while living in san miguel de allende, mexico. studying at sterling quest under billy king.
limited edition run of the rocket ship pendant was done... all numbered and signed. a total of 15 were produced, and all went to great homes...
a reversible piece... this view: prone heart created with copper - chaotic & calming swirl strung with tourmalines, picasso jasperite, bloodstone, and computer board chips, tossed by the sea, then claimed by me, on the beach.
A reversible piece... this view: shows the protected side of the heart. a domed sterling silver heart, fastened to the copper swirl on the reverse side by hand made copper rivets again, strung with tourmalines, picasso jasperite, bloodstone, and computer board chips that had been tossed in the sea. on this side, the computer chips are reminiscent of bone fragments.
one from the series using the ray-gun motif...
this piece: born from revenge... that heart, oh! that heart...everyone wanted it!! I couldn't, in my right mind, sell it... too toxic. BUT I could use it as design inspiration, and I did!
I am long since over the initial event, healed up nicely... I continue to this day to produce the series "hard faceted hearts"...