I design and make individual pieces of jewellery using silver art clay and semi-precious stones such as aquamarine and Chinese turquoise. I use sterling silver chains and ear wires to finish the pieces. To make the `real leaf` pieces I take real leaves and use a layering technique with liquid silver clay. When it is fired, the leaf is burnt away leaving an exact and unique replica. I like to use scented geraniums, Heuchera and Morning Glory. The lacy jewellery is inspired by my love of lace and the feeling that lace and silver are a combination that works well. These hearts and lace designs would lend themselves to bridesmaid gifts and wedding jewellery.
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