I’ll be paricipating in two, possibly three shows in the coming weeks. Have just finished a Lapis Lazuli Bracelet that was made from some new, cast sterling bezels.
Here are some shots of the collection and some ‘solo’ shots.
Silver bracelets made with a link I developed for the Yad last June. The necklace is an attempt to use heavy gauge wire and make something long, quickly. It was still expensive but not as much as the large Shar Sheret necklaces and very heavy twisted links bracelet that I haven’t shown yet.
I made the bezel link with a pierced back and had it cast. I have a good number of stones in various colors that I can use it for. I didn’t realize that the sterling bezel would have to be hammered into place with a chasing tool. It took some time to figure out how to hold it and be able to get the tool into the space at the angle I needed to set the stone. My brother Scott had given me an engraver’s vise, a ball shaped affair and with the addition of some chopsticks I was able to work quite well. I took a photo with my iPhone but haven’t figured out how to get those photos into my computer other than to send it to myself in email. I’ll try that and get the photo of the set up into this entry later.
This is a chrysoprase necklace, I’ve added better grade freshwater pearls and little faceted metal beads that may be silver for a subtle flash. It took me a few days to figure out how to attach the clasp. I don’t like to see the crimp on the steel wire next to the finding. I finally decided on a wrap solution. I had some little silver cones that allowed me to cover the crimp and wire through it to attach the clasp. I should figure out something like that to make myself, something that I can sign and will be more like my work.
This necklace is made from Lemon Jade drops and small faceted lemon jade beads. i surrounded and separated them with two kinds of Garnet, little deep red rondels and larger squares of grossular garnet. I think the combination looks very nice, greens, translucency, red and brown accents with silver rings that will flash as they move.
This is a collection of Shar Sheret chain bracelets. The one on the far right is a new variation that I would like to play with a little more, it has an open lacy feel and people seem to be astonished by it when they lay it on their wrist. The pendant on the top is a bright sun stone pendant.
A final shot with the lot of new silver bracelets.