I love working with Sterling Silver (925), it's such a forgiving material. It can be shaped, worked, and pushed as far as you are willing to take it.
When I use forging techniques to shape and form the silver, I like the way the surface retains the evidence of the marks inflicted on it. I may add 24ct Gold foil accents to the pieces (Keum Boo), gold nuggets, precious and semi-precious gemstones or unusual cabochons.
My designs are usually one-off. It is impossible to fully replicate a hand forged piece as there will be differences due to the characteristics of metal and stones.
These subtle differences are to be celebrated as the mark of a handmade piece made specially for you.
I am always looking into different ways of working with silver, and I am particularly interested in hollow forms at the moment. New designs will eventually find their way into my shop, so please keep looking.
Do get in touch if you would like to discuss a commission.
I can make rings and bangles etc in a size to suit you, please just send me a convo.