Knotted Silver Chain Maille Earrings with Drops

September 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

I made these over the weekend, and barely had them posted before someone snatched them up. Fortunately, I can make more, either with London blue topaz as pictured, or your own favorite stone. Made to order: Cloud Cover Kinged chain maille weave 2″ long from top of ear wire Sterling […]

Do your keys need a friend?

August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dress up your keychain with a bit of chain maille. The silvery ones are ultra-light aluminum, so even a “bulky” style won’t make holes in your pocket. And of course, sometimes it’s our zippers that need dressing up instead: Or our fingers which need something to fidget with while we’re […]

Air chased cuffs from narrow to heavy

August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Since I published the making of pictures, here’s a sampling of the final product! Copper with an antiqued finish, from light to dark, with a bit of funky greenish brassy tones. The narrow ones are 1/2″ wide, and medium 7/8″. Both are the same weight, sturdy but not too heavy. […]

Protecting Copper Jewelry (or the Horrors of Green Skin)

August 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

Copper reacts to an array of chemicals, why copper cookware is always lined in another metal. This is great when I’m applying patinas, because I can get beautiful colors, but less fun when it’s involuntary. I often refer to copper—and its alloys brass and bronze—as a “living finish” because you’ll […]

Making an Air Chased Copper Cuff

June 23, 2015 // 5 Comments

Ever wonder what goes into a bit of metalwork? I started with 6″ of copper pipe: Then with the help of 4 hammers, 2 mallets, 2 punches, a whole bunch of annealing (heating to soften), I gradually pushed the metal into peaks and divots. This forging technique is known as […]

Site in Progress

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hi all! Developing a new site where you’ll be able to find more details about pieces and peek behind the scenes. The layout and posts are going to be a bit haphazard for a bit, but you can also find me on Etsy and Facebook.