My modern pieces vary from extremely wearable jewelry to amazing and fun art pieces.
And these crescent moon earrings.
Another piece of one-of-a-kind wearable art features metal forming to create a woods lily hat pin. The hat pin was commissioned to honor a friend who died a few months before a show. The piece was created completely on-site at the show using brass sheet and wire. The bells were provided by the client.
And then there are the glass creations…
“Ripples”, made for a gallery show at Monterey Peninsula College. (sorry about the picture quality, it is the only one I have of this piece).
This “Autumn Leaves” necklace is constructed of handmade lampwork glass leaf beads and spacer beads, and is finished with a hand-formed and patinated copper leaf pendent.
And this playful “Clown Necklace”.
Whimsy and a sense of the absurd sometimes grab me and won’t let go until I complete a project. One of my favorite art pieces was featured in a Monterey California art show and gallery opening. Titled, “I See You” (Eye See U) , the piece includes a hand-forged silver bead in the shape of an egg. The egg is nestled inside a woven copper wire nest. The eye-shaped copper sheet forming the base of the nest was etched and patinated. The silver bead was hand- raised in two pieces and then soldered together to form an egg. The “broken” shell of the egg hangs on the side and a hand-made glass bead in the form of an eye looks out at the observer.