Saturday, August 20, 2011

Custom Pieces

About a year ago I made a texture plate of big and bumpy and texture-y polka dots out of polymer clay. I made one elongated pure bronze heart with a pearl dangle for a gift, and then forgot about it.

 I came across it recently and started playing with smaller hearts. So far I've done a lariat piece in bronze and I have an order for a similar one strung as a regular pendant necklace on leather.

Here is the lariat worn in two ways - by my friend Heather.

I enjoy making custom pieces, so if you have an idea of a precious metal piece that you would like, just email me. I can make any pendant you like in bronze, silver, or copper. I can stamp a name or a phrase upon it, add different textures, gemstone dangles...whatever!

These are pure bronze hoops with pearl dangles set on bronze kidney wires. They can be set upon french wires or lever backs as well.

And finally this is a custom piece that I did for a
friend who counts mussel species on the
Sangamon River. I made a mold and carefully
cast it in pure silver. It would cost a pretty penny
to make a big fine silver piece like this today,
as the price of silver is sky high! But isn't it pretty?