"The Hidden Hearts" - 2015
At an early stage, hearts were stamped into the silver but never made it to the outer surfaces of the ring .. they are hidden inside.
.999 Fine silver, size 7. The silver for this ring was made from a project (The Olga Pendant) I did for another good friend. This is important to me as an artist.
"The Miranda" - 2013
"The Miranda" ... a success on a second try but this ring contains elements of my "big boy" bracelet that were melted to contribute to the ring's existance. The tri-color spinning rings are also from my 1st failed attempt to make this ring some time ago. It is a one-off for sure.
"Heavy Heart" I made for a close friend of mine who just lost someone very dear in her life. Sterling silver, hand formed with hammer & punches, textured with hammer, and "M" engraved with flat engraver. RIP M
"I am Unique"
"I am Unique", My Signature "Gum Wrapper" Wring - Made this for a close friend of mine and comes with a learned message - Each ring I make is one-of-a-kind, unique. There is no blueprint, no pre-determined outcome. Each ring is Exactly as it Should Be....like you and like me.
"Tree Frog" is the 3rd piece in a series called "Love You Like a Rock" (LYLAR). It was initiated by a thought that just "popped" into my mind of Two hands hugging a stone.
The 1st two pieces are comic hands and this 3rd introduces a nature element that of a tree frog.
"Life Will Find a Way to Live"
I made these earrings for one of my sisters whom i gave a Gift Certificate to as a Christmas present. She simply described the size and metal type, and let me interpret from there.
Drawing on what i admire about her I chose a design of "an uprooted plant" where the leaf pulls itself up toward the sun to ensure its survival. This encapsulates my sister :)
Michaela is a friend who wrote a most beautiful poem on the passing of my Uncle Joe. Words are a wonderful art .. her words were of depth, sight, essence of an art long lost.