We have been collaborating artists our entire married lives. Our work is always evolving. The experiences we share, or individually participate in, become a part of what we create. Bruce photographs and throws pots and I paint and create jewelry and other objects from precious metals. Bruce's photos are sometimes the inspiration or reference for my paintings and often times I sculpt and carve into his pottery. The results from our combined knowledge and skills becomes something beautiful that we enjoy sharing. Enjoy.

Sep 29, 2009

Art Deco Necklace $350

Art Deco Sterling necklace (see above pic)

I had so much fun making this piece from the beginning of the preliminary sketch to finding the exact stones I wanted in the design. I imagine this on someone very colorful and free with their fashion statement! The stones are Jade, Rose Quartz and Amethyst and the curved 8 gauge piece is attached to a hand made chain. I never thought I would make chains however it is a skill I am most happy to have learned!

18 guage Sterling Silver Byzantine Bracelet-$100

This bracelet is made using 18ga sterling twisted wire. Its byzantine pattern
has been accentuated by darkening the recessed parts using liver of sulfur and
polishing the high spots by tumbling it in a professional jewelry tumbler.
The hooks are also hand made and have been tested for a secure fit. This same pattern
can be made with plain silver rather than twisted and can be made in 20 or 22 gauge wire. Without the liver of sulfur treatment the sterling remains very shiny and light. The look is more delicate.

Carnelian Agate with Sterling Horse Pendent-$100

This beautiful hand made piece was hand sawed and attached to a carnelian stone
bead and is hung from leather using a sterling hand made finding.

Black Onyx and Sterling Torque-sold

This piece was commissioned (see comment). I will never "copy" or "repeat" a design but I will make changes that won't alter the piece beyond the essence of the original.
So if you see something you like and it's been sold don't think you can't have something similar. Just contact me and we'll work something out.

Sep 18, 2009

Black Onyx Torque

This is one of my most recent neck pieces of sterling silver set with a 38mm black onyx cabochon. The ends of the piece, slip around the neck and are finished with 6x8 oval black onyx cabs. I textured the silver around the big onyx
stone, manually with an electric glass etching tool. It is stamped "CAT" and "sterling" on the
back. This piece is presently in "The Gallery"
in Beaufort, South Carolina. If you are interested in this particular piece please contact me and I can get it for you.

"Jasper and Quills"

This is one of my favorite creations. It is made with sterling silver and has a jasper cabochon (not sure exactly what kind of jasper) which I've had for a long time and just didn't know what to do with.
The quills are from an African Porcupine and have been cut to fit a rectangular format above the stone. The ends of this piece have small 3mm black onyx cabs as a finishing touch. "The Gallery" in Beaufort, SC has this piece. If you are interested in this particular piece, please contact me and I can get it for you.

"Willow and Pearls" $300 SOLD to Cheryl Nye

This is a necklace made with sterling silver and fresh water pearls. I wanted this piece to have the look of natural branches so I heated the metal until it began to reticulate and I fused it together rather than to do any soldering. The entire necklace is fused and linked with blackened jump rings. The ends of this piece are sterling and magnetic for a safe but easy closure.

Sep 3, 2009

Hand made marble set in Sterling Silver Ring $50

Once again the whimsy takes over! I love these one of a kind marble rings and I find my marbles all over in my travels. I cut the cup or bezel from a sterling disc and add pattern to it before I solder it to the sterling shank with its own pattern. This one is mine but I have several for sale and each one is different. Fun fun fun!

Dancing Figure Earrings $48

I always get compliments on these earrings every time I wear them! Each pair of dancing figure earrings are different. Sometimes I change the stones I use but each time I make these earrings, the figure looks different. They still dance on your ears but every pair is unique.

Running Girl Pins, Sterling Silver, Copper, Bronze, various cabachons, 2 1/4 inches tall $100 each

">Whimsy is what I enjoy putting into my small silver pieces. These running girl pins measure about 2 and 1/4 inches from head to foot and include sterling silver, etched copper, bronze, gold stone, rose quartz and black onyx cabochons. I draw the clothes and shoes one item at a time and hand saw them out for each figure.
Each girl is different and created individually. I make these fun pieces frequently so if you don't like any of these three let me know and I can show you more!!! Click on the image to see them closer.