Cortaro, Arizona, United States
I've spent the greater portion of 40 years creating art. But I found my passion just a few years ago creating jewelry
Silversmithing, lapdidary, scupture
I hand forge and solder my silver jewelry. I hand cut most of the gemstones that I use. I set accent stones in some pieces, both faceted and non-faceted.
This was a show piece I created that never got to a show because my wife wanted it. She won't usually ask for a piece. The stone is Parrot Wing Chrysocolla, the accent stones are Blue Topaz, the beak is 14K gold.
I made a series of these hummingbird pendants for a museum's hummingbird exhibit with a variety of gemstones to create color for the bodies. This one has a Charoite gemstone.