4 Bracelets

Sterling silver,14k gold, fused gold, sapphires

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Comment by Lorena Angulo on January 20, 2012 at 8:52am

Love them !

Comment by The Justified Sinner on September 9, 2011 at 2:42pm

Quite lovely. Primitive yet completely controlled. I love the tension!

Comment by Julie Beucherie on April 16, 2011 at 2:20pm

Hi Joe,

Do you sell your stones?  I'm always looking for interesting and unusual cabs. 

 

 

Comment by JOE R APODACA on April 16, 2011 at 1:40pm

I think your work is wonderful and your use of texture and fused gold integrated with the cleaved stones contrasting with small faceted ones exceptional.  I cut most of my stones my self and was wondering if you do lapidary as well?  I have cleaved basalt and basinite and use natural growth lines on the surface of quartz crystals as well as Oregon Sunstone which is naturally cleaved as it breaks out of aluvial deposits which I mine myself.  Look forward to seeing more of your work. Joe Apodaca

Comment by Julie Beucherie on April 16, 2011 at 10:37am
If these were on my wrist, I don't think I'd ever take them off!!!  ;^>

A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

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