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.

Apr 28, 2017

Four new rings

 Remember the blue willow china pattern? You know, the Japanese scene with the bridge and the pagoda in the background with the birds flying over head as the little figures walked over the bridge? There were so many remakes of this pattern that at one time they were everywhere.
This shard came from one of those thrift shop finds. I ground the shape with a slight curve on one side of the oblong triangle and set it in sterling with three silver balls to one side. Its a size seven and I sawed a balloon on the back plate. I like to give my pieces a little personal whimsy and it's different each time. $70
 This little cobalt blue shard is from an antique plate that was broken. A shop owner gave it to me. I guess it was too far gone to save but I love the pieces I was able to get from it...flowers. I used a fancy bezel and bent the tops over much like a prong setting. I did grind down the tops so there would be nothing to catch or scratch. Again the back has a little cut out surprise...a music note. Size 8. $70
 Simple and classic setting for this pretty Turquoise stone. Size 9.5 and a little star fish cut from its back plate. $95
Another wonderful Lake Michigan beach stone. These rocks never ever cease to amaze me. I use them exactly how mother nature gave them up to me...tumbled in it's greatest lake for who knows how many years or hundreds of years. This little gem has a granite look to it...multiple shades of grey(not to be confused with 50 shades!) I used one of my favorite designs to surround it...the vine and berry look! Its a size 8 and the little surprise on the back is a paw print! $75