Repurposing old unwanted or damaged jewelry is a fun way of recycling! Jewelry materials are usually valuable so nothing goes to waste, and then there's a NEW piece reborn from the old. This ring is made from 18k gold scrap and a re-cut lapis lazuli cabochon, in a setting referencing Early Renaissance Jewelry.
These earrings were a larger project than they appear: Simple sterling droplet shapes appear to be "sprinkled" with the client's mine-cut tiny diamonds, yet every stone was an asymmetrical shape and each had to be custom fit and set securely into the silver. The result is a lovely subtle glittery twinkle like stars in the night [...]
I am honored to have been chosen as one of the "Stars of San Diego" by San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine in the January 2016 issue! Lovely article by Mark Hiss, great studio shot by Martin Mann, featuring beautiful jewelry images by Robert Weldon, and fashion shot of wearable sculpture by Andrew Casey and Nick [...]
Congratulations and Gratitude to the Richline Group for Leading this Initiative to take a strong stand against Wildlife Exploitation! Ethical Metalsmiths co-authored the Mission and along with other leading jewelry industry organizations, as a show of unity and purpose! I am so honored and proud to be a part of this.
Introducing the new Pure Flight Semiplume Pendant, this time more dramatic incorporating hammered 18k gold to offset the oxidized sterling quill accented with natural silvery Australian mined diamonds. As always, 100% reclaimed precious metals and traceable source diamonds, this 1.75 inch pendant is now available at T-Bird Jewels
Great coverage of the Ethical Metalsmiths Gala Fundraiser at Linhardt Design in NYC in the very chic Venu Magazine of Contemporary Culture. Thanks to Tracey Thomas, Venu President
Thanks to Barbara Wheat Lipatapanlop of Gemalytics, Ethical Metalsmiths Jewelry Exhibition and Auction at the fabulous Linhardt Design in NYC received a great deal of attention in the press! It was a successful evening of "FUNdraising" to grow the reach of the organization and to support already successful endeavors (such as bringing Fair Mined Gold to [...]
The latest development in the Pure Flight collection includes these great new earrings, inspired by Filoplume feathers. Delicate yet dramatic, the long oxidized sterling quill is accentuated by naturally silvery diamonds responsibly mined in Australia, is completed with a hammered 18k feather plume. Flattering to the jawline, they sweep down 1.75 inches in length. Available [...]
The latest installation in the Pure Flight collection, these earrings flatter the face by sweeping along the jawline. Made from 100% reclaimed and refined silver and Australian Silvermist Diamonds TM, they hang about 1.5 inches from the ear
..great AD placed for Ethical Metalsmiths in support of the Reclaiming the Sierra "the new gold rush" conference, features my Feather Cuff made entirely of Reclaimed and Recycled gold and diamonds!