Monday, March 16, 2015

Stone Creek Designʼs Artist Statement

I create contemporary mixed metal jewelry focusing on hand cut stones from rare
old stock collections, intricate handmade chains, my own designer sterling beads
and lots of color and texture. Pieces are a combination of several techniques
including the lost wax process and various forms of fabrication. This includes
chasing, grinding, sawing, texturing with a rolling mill, fire torching copper,
smashing and what ever comes to mind as a process that can achieve the look
Iʼm going for. Iʼm currently in the process of including felting in my jewelry as well!
Most pieces are finished first through a long process in a vibratory tumbler and
then detailed after according to what is needed which can include polishing at the
wheel or dremel, setting stones or adding a final textural element.