Color I
       
     
Color II
       
     
Shape Creates Form
       
     
Kandinsky's Butterfly
       
     
Fold I
       
     
The Drawing Series: Fold
       
     
The Drawing Series: Fold
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series (detail of back)
       
     
Drawing Series: Brooch
       
     
The Drawing Series. Brooch
       
     
Captured I
       
     
The Drawing Series: Brooch
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series: Brooch detail
       
     
The Drawing Series: Brooch detail
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawng Series (Single brooch detail)
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series: Form
       
     
Necklace Yellow and Green
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
Drawing Series: Brooch for Wendy
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
Drawing Series I
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series
       
     
Color I
       
     
Color I

2016

Brooch
First exploration into color using powder coated sheets of copper.  It seems most people refrain from cutting into powder coated metal, in fact I have not found one jewelry artist doing it, so I wondered what would happen if I did. The material is stronger than paint, and the edge allows for a beautiful framing when patina is added.  All soldering is done beforehand and the various colors are cold connected together

Color II
       
     
Color II

2016
Brooch

Powder coated copper.  Cold connected.

Shape Creates Form
       
     
Shape Creates Form

Awarded Honorable Mention, Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, South Korea. 2013

Industrial auto paint on copper.  Black rubber. patina. 2013. 

Kandinsky's Butterfly
       
     
Kandinsky's Butterfly

Industrial auto paint on copper, patina and sterling silver. 2015

Fold I
       
     
Fold I

Necklace. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and black rubber cord. 2013

 

The Drawing Series: Fold
       
     
The Drawing Series: Fold

Necklace. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and black string.

 

The Drawing Series: Fold
       
     
The Drawing Series: Fold

Necklace. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and black string.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Necklace. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and black string.

The Drawing Series (detail of back)
       
     
The Drawing Series (detail of back)

Necklace. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and black string.

Drawing Series: Brooch
       
     
Drawing Series: Brooch

Awarded Honorable Mention, Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, South Korea. 2013

Industrial auto paint on die formed copper with patina. 2012

 

 

The Drawing Series. Brooch
       
     
The Drawing Series. Brooch

This early Drawing Series piece is now in the collection of Dan DiCaprio 
Made with die formed copper, this work has a gesso base that was drawn upon with silver and gold point. 2011

Captured I
       
     
Captured I

Die formed copper brooch with industrial auto primer and patina.

2013

The Drawing Series: Brooch
       
     
The Drawing Series: Brooch

Permanent collection of the National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Die formed copper with industrial auto primer. Carved surface with gold, copper and silver point drawing.

2012
 

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooches. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina. Brooch on right with gold point drawing.

The Drawing Series: Brooch detail
       
     
The Drawing Series: Brooch detail

Industrial auto primer on copper with patina. Brooch on right with gold point drawing.

The Drawing Series: Brooch detail
       
     
The Drawing Series: Brooch detail

Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and gold point drawing.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and gold point drawing.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and gold point drawing.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and gold point drawing.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and gold point drawing.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch series. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch series. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina.

The Drawng Series (Single brooch detail)
       
     
The Drawng Series (Single brooch detail)

Brooch.  Patina on copper.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and yellow enamel paint. Black rubber cord.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Necklace. Industrial auto primer on copper and sterling silver with patina and gold point drawing. Black rubber cord.

In the private collection of Renee Zettle-Sterling (Society of North American Goldsmiths President 2012-15)

The Drawing Series: Form
       
     
The Drawing Series: Form

Necklace. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and black cord.

Necklace Yellow and Green
       
     
Necklace Yellow and Green

Necklace. Industrial auto primer on copper with sterling silver, patina, ink and paint.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Necklace. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and black rubber cord.

Private collection

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper and gold point drawing.

Drawing Series: Brooch for Wendy
       
     
Drawing Series: Brooch for Wendy

This early Drawing Series piece features hand sanded gesso on copper plate with patina.  It is in the collection of painter and installation/performance artist Wendy Deschene  

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and silver point drawing.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina, ink and gold point drawing.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and gold point drawing.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and gold point drawing.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and silver and gold point drawing.

Drawing Series I
       
     
Drawing Series I

This is the very first piece to be explored in the Drawing Series.  To create it I used gesso on nickle with pencil and pen.  Copper is used as an accent.

Gesso is a traditional drawing and painting primer, but is not as durable as I wanted and this concerned me.  After two years of exploration, I developed the technique using industrial auto primers.  While I am still perfecting the process, the results are what I desired from the start.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Ring. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and sterling silver.

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Ring. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina and sterlign silver

The Drawing Series
       
     
The Drawing Series

Brooch. Industrial auto primer on copper with patina.