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.

Jul 20, 2011

Two Red Creek Jasper Pendents

Red Creek Jasper is a beautiful natural gemstone that looks much like a landscape. I specially selected stones with lots of reds and oranges because it reminds me of the Adirondacks in the Fall. I've used my signature detailing around each bezel to make them look more organic. There's a surprise on the back of each one I make.  I first draw the image and then cut it out with a fine blade. The vertical pendent on top has a lone Pine Tree with a sliver moon and the horizontal piece contains a peace dove with the word "peace" stamped in the lower right corner. Both are set in Sterling. They are hung with black cords with sterling closures. Both pieces are bezeled in Sterling Silver. If you tire of one side you can wear it on the other side to look like a whole new pendent.

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