Dreams of Silver and Gold

I'm a jewelry maker and novice silversmith. I'll be posting classic vintage pieces, plus some ancient and some contemporary pieces that awe and inspire me.
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Inventory: Rings #2

Photographing some of my practice work from silversmithing classes from the last couple of years.

Stone setting, granulation, scrollwork.

Labradorite ring with granulation, inspired by Italian renaissance jewelry.

Tri-band ring—three rings soldered together, with silver and copper granules applied. Needed more/larger silver/copper balls—didn’t quite achieve the look I wanted.

Scrollwork ring. A pain in the butt to make. Wear it every day!

Inventory: Rings #1

I’m photographing some of my practice work from silversmithing classes from the last couple of years.

Riveting practice. Bead rings, sterling silver, textured in rolling mill.

Copper leaf necklace by Winifred Mason, mentor to Art Smith.

Copper leaf necklace by Winifred Mason, mentor to Art Smith.

Art Smith spiral neclace.

Art Smith (1917-1982). Trained at Cooper Union, Art Smith opened his first shop on Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village in 1946. One of the leading modernist jewelers of the mid-twentieth century, Smith was also an active supporter of black and gay civil rights, an avid jazz enthusiast, and a supporter of early black modern dance groups.

(Source: artsmithjewelry.com)


Billie Holiday at the d’Orly airport, Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir, 1958.

Billie Holiday at the d’Orly airport, Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir, 1958.

(via realbroad)

Ken Downing for Le Métier de Beauté Pampille de Seduction Necklace.

Scent infused beads

Ken Downing for Le Métier de Beauté Pampille de Seduction Necklace.

Scent infused beads