Copper and Rainforest Jasper Necklace: Entered in 2014 Rio Grande's Saul Bell Design Competition.
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I create all copper, silver or Argentium jewelry and findings by bending, annealing, and soldering. Each take time to create. I also love to create beaded gemstone necklaces that are big and bold. I mostly use natural gemstones with little or no treatment, but on occasion I like to use other materials such as glass or wood. I will only select a gemstone that has been treated if it is very unique and beautiful to the creation.
I make silver unique Argentium silver bracelets and cuff bracelts. I also make Argentium silver findings, cabochon jewelry, hook and eye clasps, cabochon rings, necklaces, and cabochon pendants. All silver jewelry, copper jewelry, cuff bracelets, and findings are individually handcrafted. All beaded necklaces are individually hand-strung. Occasionally I offer beautiful cuff bracelets with gemstones hematite, black onyx, turquoise, Kentucky agate, rose quartz, brilliant red jasper, and other gemstones.
Silver Cabochon Necklaces
Silver cabochon necklaces are a favorite of mine to create. Each pendant or setting is made by bending silver and shaping it to fit the cabochon. But, the real work begins as the parts are soldered together for a perfect fit in sterling, copper or argentium silver. I like to include gemstones amethyst, jasper, agate, malachite, tiger's eye, howlite, denim lapis, chinese turquoise and more.
Handcrafted Silver Cabochon Rings and Kentucky Agate Jewelry
I love working with unique cabochons, particularly red lace agate and Kentucky agate. From time to time I am fortunate to obtain Kentucky agate from local lapidary artists. It is a rare gemstone rich in color and found only in five counties in Kentucky. These gemstones sell very fast when set in silver and should be a must have for any cabochon jewelry collector.
Hook and Eye Clasps and Other Silver Findings for Jewelry Makers
I also make handcrafted argentium silver clasps for jewelry makers. Browse for argentium silver findings, silver hook and eye clasps, toggle and U clasps for bracelets, and more. My hook and eye clasps are designed to prevent loss.
Affordable Wedding Bands and Argentium Silver Jewelry
I love making hammered silver wedding bands. They are made with agentium silver. I also make unique argentium silver necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. I love to work with argentium silver because it has such a brilliant shine as compared to traditional sterling silver. It is also virtually tarnish free.
I create beautiful gemstone necklaces with turquoise, coral, agate, jasper, amethyst, chinese painted stones, rose quartz, aventurine, snowflake obsidian, freshwater pearls, and more.
About Argentium Silver
Argentium silver has many advantages over traditional sterling silver. It is highly tarnish resistant and is 93% composition of silver as opposed to the 92.5% in sterling silver. Sometimes I like to mix both argentium silver and copper for beautiful designs in jewelry.
Argentium® is a registered trademark.