I work mostly with fine silver and argentium wire. My designs are inspired by the piece of glass that I'm working with. Each piece is backed with fine silver so that the silver can reflect the glass, What this does mostly is make the color of the glass just pop and radiate. It also protects the glass and of course, adds to the cost. I utilize traditional silversmithing techniques using a torch, files, hammers, saw and polishing wheels.
I started collecting seaglass many years ago when we lived in Maine on the beach. It became my passion and has been ever since. Twenty years ago I decided I would try making something beautiful with the seaglass which led me first to just drilling the glass and incorporating it with sterling findings but not happy with just that I started taking classes at the NH League of Craftsmen and then at the Manchester Museum of Art. I also took private classes with Joy Raskin a very talented silversmith. Today I have my own studio in a small room off our garage. It has become my happy place. Working with seaglass is meditative and healing and brings back fond memories of walking on the beach with family and friends. This feeling of oneness and peace is what I try to convey with each piece that I create. My studio is also open to the public on Friday's, Saturday and Sunday 11:30-4:00pm or anytime by appointment.
Free shipping. All jewelry is gift boxed and I will gift wrap at no extra charge.
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