How do you turn stone and silver into art?

I cut gemstone cabochons from "rough" rock. Then I forge and solder silver to create one of a kind jewelry art. I enjoy creating on the fly; letting the material tell me what it needs to be.

A visitor to my booth at an art show looked at my jewelry and asked if I cut the stones as well as forming the metal. When I responded in the affirmative he said he was totally amazed that I could make these items from raw materials and asked, "But how?"

The pictures and captions on this About Page are a condensed version. As you can see, there are quit a few steps involved. I get a great deal of pleasure creating my jewelry. I would love to see each piece go to someone who will enjoy wearing it as much as I enjoy making it.

Thank you for taking time to view my demo.

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