Creating meaningful custom pieces is something I love to do!
Each of my custom horse portrait pieces start with a hand-drawn paper pattern based on a picture provided by my customer. After the pattern is approved, I saw out each layer from a sheet of Sterling Silver. Next the layers are carefully soldered together to create a 3D affect. The piece is antiqued to bring out the details and then given either a brushed or high polish fine jewelry finish.
Interested in having me make a piece of jewelry featuring your horse?
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I enjoy making custom pet portrait jewelry too!
This piece was created in memory of a beloved schnauzer, “Schneider Man”.
This was a very special project.
A husband and wife visited my studio and wanted me to create a statement bracelet for her with stones to represent each member of her family. We looked though my rough rock and slabs of stone and she picked out Maligano Jasper for one son, Blue Pietersite for another, Mookaite for herself, and her husband chose Gary Green Bog Wood. We decided to combine the Mookaite and Gary Green into one center stone with a strip of silver between them. She explained that she was hard on her jewelry and needed a very sturdy bracelet. We decided I would use 20G silver sheet to fabricate the settings for the stones and a thick, wavy silver wire to make up the center of the bracelet. She wanted a roped detailing around the center stone to give it additional strength. I suggested adding two half-round wires to the outside of the wider center and the addition of fabricated endcaps. She also asked me to add a clasp and chain for extra security. All the stones were cut and polished by hand and the bracelet was hand-fabricated.
I hope it will bring her joy for years to come and be a wonderful reminder of the love her family shares!
A Beautiful Family Heirloom!
This custom locket was hand-fabricated from silver sheet and wire. Everything had to be done slowly and intentionally so all the pieces would fit together properly.
I enjoy getting lost in the process of sawing, filing, soldering, test fitting, and filing some more.
It is a true labor of love!