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.

Aug 13, 2014

More Chainmaille

 I long for my torch and the smell of Al's studio but I haven't been able to get there so I'm soothing my nerves and emotions with a little more chainmaille. I don't make very many patterns nor do I try but I do enjoy the focus it takes to make the patterns I do make. The byzantine (top two pics) are made with 18 gauge sterling wire, both round and twisted. I placed a dime next to the unfinished work and added a couple of rings so you can see the size I'm working with. The 1x3 pattern in the bottom pic, which by the way I apologize for the bad photos, is made with 22 and 20 gauge sterling wire. These rings are much smaller and take more time and concentration to complete. Again I used a dime to
see the compared size of the rings and the chain.

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