Large opal with dancing multi-hued lights, surrounded by a ring of diamonds set in 18k gold is supported by a thick sterling silver band that is deeply patterned by the artist's signature hand-stamping technique.
Diamond Circle Ring. The radiant surround of a ring of diamonds set in 18k gold floats on the back of the finger. The delicate silver band bears a Nepalese floral pattern emphasized in blackened relief.
All Seeing Eyes take advantage of the portraits found in the US presidential series of coins. The George Washington portrait happens to be roughly the same size as the Eye of Providence found on the American one dollar bill which also features a portrait of Washington.
Cage Ring - sterling silver ring made with anticlastic forming and depletion gilding techniques.
Anticlastic forming is a traditional silversmithing technique where sheet metal is formed by compressing the middle section and stretching out the edges, creating two curves in opposing directions.
Depletion gilding is a finishing technique that makes silver turn snow white in colour accomplished through several heat cycles which cause the fine silver content to rise to the surface and turn white.
Core Sample Pendant. Sterling silver and 14k yellow gold using wire lamination technique, which makes them one of a kind.
Available on a 16" or 18" curb chain, pendant measures approx. 28 x 5 mm
Related to her interest in Martian astro-geology, and part of the artist's 'Unearth' collection, these pendants are inspired by research gathering processes that are aspects of NASA's Mars Exploration Program: drilling and core sampling.
Measures approx. 40 x 30 mm, pictured at the top right.
"With regard to the ‘Stink Bug’ brooch(es), these pieces are the 5th and 6th iterations in a series of production prototypes, each created from a single piece of material which includes an integrated area for the catch and pin-stem. I have used a combination of simple goldsmithing techniques (sawing, embossing — using the hydraulic press — forming, and texturing) to create a three-dimensional form from a flat sheet of niobium. Although many might consider these insects ‘pests’, they remind me of summers spent with my family in Northern Ontario as a child, and exist (to me) as iconic symbols of nostalgia and sentimentality."
Geometric Eyes, a test to see how small coin parts could be cut before they become unidentifiable. Pairing simple shapes with our sensory organs is a playful way to create intimacy between the jewellery and the wearer.