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My mixed metal jewelry is fabricated using traditional silversmithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, etching, soldering, and forging. I rarely include gemstones in my work, preferring the emphasis of form and space provided by different metals, textures, and patinas. I work with sterling silver, copper, and brass and use recycled metals whenever possible.
Mixed Metals Necklace

Mixed Metals Necklace
Mixed metals necklace fabricated from sterling silver and etched copper. The silver pendant base has a dark patina and the soldered design elements include a forged concave silver disk with antiqued concrete surface. A combination of matte and polished finishes adds additional texture. Pendant is 1 inch long and 5/8 inch wide.

Drop Circle Earrings

Drop Circle Earrings
Lightweight, simple and mod. These earrings hang 1 1/3 inches long. The sterling silver rectangular earwires have a hammered finish, and the thick copper circles measure 3/8 inch in diameter and have a matte, slighly antiqued surface.

Concrete Cuff Bracelet

Concrete Cuff Bracelet
Sterling silver cuff bracelet with a rough, antiqued concrete texture. This bracelet is 5mm wide (just over 1/8 inch) by 2mm thick, and is slightly adjustable.

Double-Disk Earrings

Double-Disk Earrings
Mod, kinetic earrings with high contrast. Two concave disks nested together swing freely on the earwire. The outer disk has a dark grey patina and measures 7/8 inch in diameter, the smaller sports a matte finish and is 3/8 inch in diameter. The earrings hang 1 3/8 inches long.

Mixed Metals Necklace

Mixed Metals Necklace
Mixed metals necklace fabricated from sterling silver and copper. The silver pendant base has a dark gunmetal patina, with soldered design elements in silver, as well as copper that has been etched with a monarch wing pattern. A combination of matte and polished finishes adds additional texture. This heavy pendant is 1 inch wide and 1 3/8 inches at it's tallest point. Strung on a substantial antiqued sterling cable chain with handmade clasp.

Long Dot Earrings

Long Dot Earrings
Fun and funky sterling silver earrings featuring a small concave dot. The dot measures 10mm in diameter, and has a matte finished interior and highly polished back. Rectangular earwires have a lightly hammered finish. The earrings hang 1 1/4 inches long.

Concrete Dot Studs

Concrete Dot Studs
Sterling silver studs with an antiqued concrete texture. Like craters on the moon. Slightly concave, they measure 10mm in diameter.

Acid-Etched Mixed Metals Necklace

Acid-Etched Mixed Metals Necklace
Sterling silver and brass mod necklace. Featuring a domed brass circle acid-etched with a monarch butterfly wing pattern, soldered to a silver base and surrounded by a hammered silver circle. The brass has been given a dark patina to highlight the design, and the rest of the pendant has been lightly antiqued. This substantial pendant swings back and forth from the circular bail, and measures 2 3/8 inches tall by 1 1/8 inch wide.

Acid-Etched Oval Earrings

Acid-Etched Oval Earrings
Convex sterling disks have been acid-etched with a leaf pattern and given a patina that highlights the design. These large earrings hang 1 1/2 inches long, and the ovals measure 1 1/8 tall by 7/8 inch wide.

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