Earrings: Hammered Argentium sterling wire with chalcedony and mystic moonstone beads.
I'm so excited to share my new line of jewelry with you! I finished it up in my new studio on a Sunday when the store was closed. (After a break at Well-Bred Bakery, which is dangerously on the same block.)
There are more and larger handmade components than usual with more hammered shapes, and even new hammered clasps (not shown in photos). You'll notice my signature organic shapes and light-weight feel, but with more color and some more complex designs with new gemstone beads. Currently, all of these pieces are in my new studio in Weaverville.
In addition to this new line, it's also the first time time I've used a professional photographer and I'm delighted with the results. Jewelry is very challenging to photograph and I'm grateful to see these pieces captured in a way that shows how they really look in person.
Necklace: Sculpted and hammered 14 kt gold filled wire and chain with wire-wrapped labradorite beads. Pendant is 5.5" wide by 6.5" tall, chain is 15" with 1.5" of hammered clasp hooks.
Earrings: Hammered Argentium sterling wire with purple chalcedony and mystic peach moonstone.
This was a rough draft of one of the pieces you see above. As you can tell, I decided to keep some of these beads and replace others.
I've included one photograph of a piece in process. Sometimes I will begin a piece and put beads out with it to see how it might look. I play with it for a few days or weeks to explore possibilities and come to a design that really resonates for me.
Necklace: Sculpted and hammered Argentium sterling silver wire, 14 kt gold filled wire, wrapped chalcedony & moonstone beads. Total size is 10.5" tall, 5.5" wide. Pendant is 1.5" wide & 5.5" tall.