I’ve always been attracted to shiny and sparkly things hence
my rhinestone jewelry collection. After years of buying and repairing
vintage rhinestone jewelry I wanted to learn more.
I taught myself freeform wire wrapping
which eventually started me on the path to metalsmithing.
I work in Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, Rolled Gold,
Gold and Copper. I like experimenting with different silversmithing techniques
such as broom-casting, reticulating, and forging
I enjoy seeing how far I can go with the different techniques
before the metal turns into a molten ball. Even then I might try to use that.
I love tools, especially hammers, it’s amazing what different hammers do to a piece of metal.
I also use different size alphabets and designer stamps to create jewelry.
I fabricate all of my designs and most of my findings. Many of my designs are incorporated with beads.
Learning about beads has become addictive and is a subject better left alone (I buy a few).
I’ve recently been learning the art of lapidary and the many names of stones,
of course I am drawn to the sparkly ones.
My next endeavor will be metal forming and how to use the many hammers I have in a different way
417 S 11th St
Omaha, NE 68102
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Weds - Sat 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sun - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM