Thursday, May 20, 2010

Abundant Metal

I love, love working with metal. The hammering, filing, distressing, etching, stamping, is so satisfying. I love combining brass, copper, and the colored metal I get when I apply heat to copper. The finished metal jewelry pieces feel so real to me, that they came from the earth, and they were modified using my hands. Sometimes I get tired of seeing jewelry pieces that are simply mass-produced beads strung together. I think you should do something to the components to truly make the creation your own -- modify it, embellish it, make a design. Here are some of my metal pieces.