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My First Pierced and Sawn Metalwork brooch

Copper brooch - pierced metal

 

While doing some cleaning of my studio I came across my first pierced and sawn piece from copper sheet.  I remember Dawn Nakanishi assigning the project in the beginning metalworks class at Cabrillo College in Aptos.  Every assignment would set my heart racing as I was out of my comfort zone of materials, fiber and seed beads, and hoped I'd be able to do as well as all the young students around me.  It was SO MUCH FUN!

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The Inspiring Sea

Artisan Pendant

 

Briny Deep

(lampwork cabochon by Mikelene Reusse, Labradorite, Inspiration Mine Gem Silica, Freshwater Pearl - all set in Sterling Silver)

 

A Jelly-Fish

Marianne Moore, 1887 - 1972

Visible, invisible,
A fluctuating charm,
An amber-colored amethyst
Inhabits it; your arm
Approaches, and
It opens and
It closes;
You have meant
To catch it,
And it shrivels;
You abandon
Your intent—
It opens, and it
Closes and you
Reach for it—
The blue
Surrounding it
Grows cloudy, and
It floats away
From you.

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The World is My Oyster

Artisan Brooch

Fortunate One Brooch

Agate Concho, Pearl, Sterling Silver

(SOLD)

 

One of the most satisfying jewelry pieces I completed last summer was this brooch.  I took a sheet of sterling silver and my hammer and completed the vision I had in my head of an oyster with a most gorgeous blue pearl.  (a little more effort than that, but in a nutshell!)

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Fire and Ice - when ceramic meets metal

Artisan pendant

Fire and Ice pendant

 

This is what can happen when I sit with my stash of MAKU ceramic goodies.  I adore her ceramics, because I adore raku colors and her rustic forms.  The sprinkles of silver just add to the magic and for me make them a natural for a silver setting.

 

artisan earrings

Fire and Ice earrings

 

Artisan pendant

Gothic Heart pendant

 

Here's one that doesn't have the silver, but oh how I love its shape and colors and how it adds so much to this Plume Agate pendant:

 

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Fireman's Talisman pendant

 

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Bead and Button Show - Here I come!

Jewelry Making Tools

Tools to pack

 

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American Beauty - Royston Turquoise Cabochon becomes Wearable

Royston Turquoise(natural from Nevada)

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Kelp Forest of Monterey Bay Inspires Silver and Chrysocolla Pendant

Monterey Bay Kelp Forest

Kelp Forest, Monterey Bay

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