This project started with a wedding invitation, the client wanted something similar made using it for design inspiration. It had a tree on it and the leaves were fleur de lis shapes. I also was given a jade carved serving tray that she wanted used for the back ground. So with this in mind I went to work. I drew out the design, sharing it back and forth with the client, working thru some modifications. We finally settled on a design and I went to work.
Handmade may not be fast but it's because of the time and attention to detail we put into every single process to create a beautifully crafted item. Worth the wait. Quality over fast fashion. I'm for handmade and slow fashion because how it's made matters.
See a peek into just a little of the work that goes into hand piercing metal for jewelry. In this case earrings will be made out of the final cut pieces.
How I make copper candy canes.
- large ball peen hammer
- bending jig
- 6 gauge copper wire 6 inches long.
These are available for purchase in the online shop. Can be personalized with a name.
This video shares a little of the behind the scenes work that goes into almost all my jewelry. Sawing. I do a lot of it. Everything I do is cut from flat sheet or wire. In this case I am making a cuff. The brass is 20 gauge. I've cut it to a 6 by 2 inch piece. I drew random organic shapes and then drilled a hole in each section that I was going to remove with the saw.
I use a Green Lion saw. I really do like it a...
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