Enameled Test Stars

NEXT. I don’t work fast enough – still nailing down a color scheme with these messy test pieces. In the meantime, the concept has evolved so much further beyond this. One of my greatest challenges in the studio is finding the balance that hides somewhere between finishing projects, perfectionism, and having 10,000 ideas started yet unfinished. Too many methods to try out. I’m looking forward to the future day when we can sculpt with our actual hands and have that data fed into a 3D computer model. In the meantime I’ll finish these little stars, old school 💜

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NEXT. I don’t work fast enough – still nailing down a color scheme with these messy test pieces. In the meantime, the concept has evolved so much further beyond this. One of my greatest challenges in the studio is finding the balance that hides somewhere between finishing projects and perfectionism. Too many enticing ideas, concepts and methods to try out… I’m looking forward to the future day when we can sculpt with our actual hands and have that data fed into a 3D computer model. In the meantime I’ll finish these little stars, old school 💜 • #enameljewelry #cloisonne #cloisonné #jewelersbench #whatsonmybench #champleve #starjewelry #handcraftedjewelry #oldschoolskills #perfectionism #unfinishedproject #flowerjewelry #jewelrydesign #metalsmith #bijoux #nycjeweler #instajewelry #ig_jewelry #meettheartist #handcut #handcraftedintheusa #nocomputer #whatimdoing #vitreousenamel #enameledjewelry #artnouveaujewelry #artnouveau #sterlingsilver #sterlingsilverjewelry #madebyhand

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Cat’s Head Tie Pin

I really love this.

Gold Conference

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Test pieces by Jane Short, an amazing #enamelist – as much as I’ve been resisting picking up engraving, these are tempting… Short creates flowing movement with her crisp, engraved lines and layers her transparent enamels to produce a tonal effect similar to watercolors. • #janeshort #champleve #champlevé #enamels #bassetaille #finejewelry #jewelrytechnique #amazingartist #finesilver #vitreousenamel #engraved #oldworldtechniques #watercolor #watercoloring #fusedglass #jewelryartist #decorativeobjects #decorativearts #enameledsilver #samplepiece #handcrafted #madebyhand #artisan #naturescene #floralart #floralpattern #surfacedesign #engravedart #futureheirlooms

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The Crown of the Andes

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It’s gonna be a golden week… 👑 Crown of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception (Crown of the Andes) — Gold, emerald. Spain ca. A.D. 1660 (base), ca. A.D. 1770 (arches). Colombia, Cauca Valley, Popayán. — “This imperial gold crown, worked in repousse and set with nearly 450 emeralds, was made to adorn a sculpture of the Virgin Mary venerated in Popayán, Colombia. A symbol of the Virgin's divine rulership, the crown is surmounted by four arches topped by a cross-bearing orb that symbolizes Christ's dominion over the world. The crown's diadem, an openwork band of foliate scrofls, is embellished with emeralds mounted in the form of flowers, a reference to the Virgin's purity. This combination of gold and emeralds also reflects the aesthetic preferences of Precolumbian cultures of Colombia and Panama.” • #goldobsession #spanishconquest #1600s #1700s #antiquegold #finejewelry #jewels #jewelgram #jewelsofinstagram #lovegold #antiquejewelryaddiction #emeraldjewelry #fabulousfashion #spanishstyle #imperial #antiquejewelry #emerald #highkaratgold #overthetop #colombianemerald #crown #diadem #goldenkingdoms #repousse #museumphotography #oldworld #goldsmith #metalwork #oldgold #👑

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Spring at the Bench

 

Tucson Gem Show

Gryphon Charm