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Working with metal clay is an exciting way to sculpt and design beautiful three dimensional artworks with gorgeous textures. Precious metal clay was developed in Japan in the early 90’s by metallurgist Masaki Morikawa. The ‘clay’ comes as a powder which is mixed with water as needed to make clay, and comes in gold, silver, copper and bronze, suspended in an organic binder that burns away in a kiln when fired at about 1500 degrees. Here I have mixed the sculpted bronze pieces with gemstones.
A beautiful selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry in sterling silver and gemstones. The Made in Fort Point gallery sells and exhibits art, craft and design of over 75 Fort Point Arts Community members, and hosts special events and community gatherings. Be sure to stop by when you are downtown Boston!
Set in sterling silver, this is a classic go-to earring for work or evening, dressy or casual. Beautifully cut and crystal clear, this is a London Blue Topaz ‘rose’ cut faceted cabochon. Other colors available, please ask!
Gem scholars suggest that the tradition of birthstones arose from ‘The Priestly Breastplate’ which was a sacred breastplate worn by the High Priest of the Israelites, according to the book of Exodus. The ceremonial religious garment was set with twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel and also corresponded with the twelve signs of the zodiac and the twelve months of the year.
Women and jewelry are inseparable. Even so, choosing a signature jewelry style can be a challenge. The pieces you wear every day should reflect your unique personality, fit with your wardrobe, and balance trendy and timeless.
For many goldsmiths and jewelry designers, both professional and amateur, the annual Tucson Gem Show held in January and February is the ultimate buying and networking event of the year. After hearing about it for years, I finally decided to see it for myself. Fortunately, my dear friend Cori Dantini agreed to join me, which made it all work AND all play. Thanks Cori!
As a member artist of the Metalworkers Guild at The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, you will find a diverse assortment of my handcrafted jewelry available for sale in the gallery, along with lots of wonderful holiday gifts. The December Holiday Market, which includes handmade items from nine Arts and Crafts Guilds, runs from December 4th through December 24th. The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is located at 130 Waltham Street in downtown Lexington, Massachusetts. Holiday Market hours are Monday through Saturday 10AM – 6PM and Sundays 12PM – 6PM.