My jewelry designs are a collision of materials: sterling and fine silver, copper, Lake Superior stones, torch-fired enamel and natural gemstones. I use a variety of metal smith tools to create each piece of jewelry; hammers, saws, torches, tumblers and more. Powdered glass becomes enamel, colorful and vibrant, with a torch on mixed metals.
The metals are cut with my jeweler's saw, fused or soldered, hammered and polished. The Lake stones are hand-picked from Lake Superior and then drilled and stacked zen-like, or hand set in sterling silver bezels.
The collision of materials results in beautiful, natural, one of a kind pieces of jewelry.
Dragonfly and Damsel creative jewelry designs are simple, modern, classy, original and fun.
Oh! and affordable.
It is quite often a happy accident when I am finished with a piece of jewelry. I start out with the intention of making one thing, and sometimes end up with something much different.