Sterling silver, drusy dioptase, CZs, enameled and decal printed copper, enameled industrial steel, etched brass, antique tobacco tin, brass locker number plate, and brass micro fasteners.
3 x 3.25 x 0.75 inches
Photographed by artist
My brooch – titled LOOK Inside – follows the arc of my jewelry development from beginning found objects, to silver, and enamels. The antique tobacco tin holds a sparkling surprise. The sterling pendant back was made from sterling PMC, with the bezel for the dioptase drusy and tube settings for the CZs soldered on after firing. I enameled a piece of industrial steel to sit behind an enameled piece of copper, offset to provide space to hide the pendant’s chain. On the front, there is a peephole covered by a brass locker number plate, which can be swung up to show the pendant, hanging in a slot inside. On back, I connected a small brass plate I etched with the title of the piece. A hand forged sterling silver fibula finishes the brooch.
Born and raised in Portland, Maine. Currently living in Deer Isle, Maine, where I have a jewelry studio, a graphic design business, and operate a seasonal gallery.
I am primarily self-taught, with a number of workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts over a 20 year span. I received certification as PMC (Precious Metal Clay) artist from the late J Fred Woell.