Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Inspiration from Stephanie Lee and Kate McKinnon-Lush Jewelry Creations

Above is an example of a cast charm made with lead-free solder.  The contrast of the charm with the Peruvian Opal and Ruby is demanded by the Dragon, a very powerful symbol the world over.  The necklace is made from Garnets.

Above is an example of an painting in enamel that has been soldered onto brass.  I love that I can use the enamel with the solder.
 Above are etched brass ready for me to roll through my rolling mill so I can stamp some silver.  The brass plates will be used for some jewelry when I can no longer get an impression from them in silver.
This is a ring I made after reading Kate McKinnon's book, Structural Metal Clay/  I love the Jade Buddha being wrapped about by the lotus pods.  A very cool ring- but not to be worn while vacuuming.

This is my first nest necklace made using Stephanie Lee's technique. I love how fun it was to make and plann to make a bunch more.
 Another Nest necklace.  This one is adjustable from 16" to 18" length, and has many ways in which you can wear it adding to it's versatility.
This are the beginnings of some heart with Wing necklaces I have been making.  My friend Christina Codazzi, a fantastic healer has been the inspiration for this theme I keep coming back to. Who doesn't like flying hearts?

Semiprecious Salvage: Creating Found-Art Jewelry
I love this book.  Stephanie is concise and entertaining.  Great ideas to expand on.
Plaster Studio: Mixed-Media Techniques for Painting, Casting and Carving
New book about using plaster by Stephanie Lee and Judy Wise
The Jewelry Architect: Techniques and Projects for Mixed-Media JewelrySculptural Metal Clay Jewelry: Techniques and Explorations 

1 comment:

Beadbug said...

Your work is beautiful, I hadn't thought of etching sheets to run through the rolling mill, great idea.