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I made this necklace and ring a long time ago but I still wear them now and again. I have a special place in my heart for fabrication because my father is a Machinist. Watching him make beautiful shiny parts inspired me to take a jewelry class in Geneseo. I had a fantastic jewelry Professor, Patrice Case. She really pushed me to experiment with the process of making something.

The necklace is made of copper with sterling and brass lamination inlay. There is a lot of texture in this piece that I love from the hammer and scratched liver of sulfur patina.


The ring is a "box ring" construction with a copper surprise. Keeping the copper contained also kept it from tarnishing.


Topic(s): jewelry 2003
By Heather on November 14, 2011 at 5:09pm EST Add Comment


Nutmeg Earrings
I was looking through my laptop for artwork I've photographed and I stumbled on these. I made these for my Mom for Christmas out of nutmeg, flower seeds, and sterling silver findings. I sometimes adore tinkering with beautiful little things like jewelry. It's a nice way to get my creative quick fix. I enjoy the handmade quality as well, especially when it's paralleled with nature.

The markings on the nutmeg are so interesting once I sliced it in half and sanded the coating off. I noticed the texture the first time I grated fresh nutmeg with a microplane for apple crisp!

Above all, my Mom loved my experiment!
Topic(s): jewelry 2007
By Heather on March 18, 2008 at 11:42am EDT Add/View Comments (5)
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