My newest creation was suggested by my cousin’s wife who asked me to make her a rose pin. I had made a rose bangle, and recently a rose ring, but never a pin. She wanted one with a rosebud as well. Here it is. This pin is for you, Sheila. Thank you.
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Here are my latest flower pieces: dogwoods and magnolias in sterling.
I have handstamped all of the design elements on these pieces which have been sawed from metal sheet, filed, and soldered to create pins, pendants, bracelets, and earrings.
A new addition to my Bon Temps Collection
My new pendants are flowers (rose, magnolia, calla lily) created from sterling silver sheet. They were sawed and soldered, and the petal edges burnished. Come see them at Sabai Jewelry Gallery in Baton Rouge, at the Baton Rouge Arts Market where they will make their debut the first Saturday of September, and at the 2015 Chimneyville show (Dec. 3, 4, 5) at the Trade Mart in Jackson, MS.
This necklace was started by my daughter in a college jewelry class but never finished. She had sawed out the piece and soldered the bail. But it only made it into a box of her unfinished pieces and has been long since forgotten. I found it recently and finished it with a stone I had that fit her bezel perfectly. I added the smaller bezel set gemstones (amethyst, her birthstone; opal, mine), handstamped it with a floral design, and scalloped the bezels around all of the stones to give the piece what I thought looked more “floral” to match my stampings. I etched both of our names on the back of the backplate as creators and designers and sent it to my daughter for a gift. She loves it.
Rocket into Space — my newest jasper and sterling silver bezel set pendant.
Hand stamped pieces with a Louisiana flare.
Sterling Silver Bracelet with hand-stamped Magnolia and wrapped Impression Jasper linked band. See other hand-stamped designs in my bracelets, pendants, and rings by clicking on the tabs at the top of this page.
These additions to my Sterling Stone Bracelet Line feature prongs, bezels, drilled pebbles, and pierced links. Email me at joanne@singularbydesign for pricing and availability.
Pelicans — “must-haves” for Louisianians
Pierre Pelican is sterling but patinated to show his “true colors.” His fish and octopus relatives share the same techniques. The Man in the Moon pendant is also patinated and is bezel set in sterling.
Two of my newest bracelets. They feature stones and pebbles and sterling framed links and have a personality all their own. See some of my other bracelets by clicking on the bracelet link at the top of this page.
New Spinner Rings. These rings have larger outer rings that spin around the smaller inner rings.
Click on the the tabs at the top of this page to see my jewelry. If you are interested in buying any of my pieces, contact me at email@example.com to check on availability and pricing information.
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Two new sterling silver brooches have a Southern flair.
This website is updated frequently and gives a representative sample of my work. Check out the links at the top of this page to find items by category.
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There you’ll see updates of my recent work and notices of shows I’ll be attending.
“Not your Granny’s Crochet” was crocheted with non-tarnish black and brown wire in a granny square pattern, edged with Swarovski Crystals, and finished with a sterling silver clasp.
This bracelet is the all-enameled version of my copper and bronze link bracelet and was commissioned by a friend to match her beautiful peacock scarf. It was torch-fired on copper and connected with sterling silver jump rings.
My first jewelry designs were pieces I fashioned with beads, pearls, and stringing materials. While I still enjoy working in those areas, I was interested in enhancing my skills. Since I had taught traditional crocheting with yarn and string to adults over the years, it was not difficult for me to move from these materials to working with wire to construct jewelry. Wire crochet work continues to be a part of my jewelry line.
Working with wire then led me to explore other fabrication techniques. I enrolled in several jewelry classes locally and at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina, where I learned metalsmithing and enameling techniques, and where I continue to take classes with the wonderful instructors at the Folk School. — www.folkschool.org —
I also subscribe to fine art journals and magazines, read books written by contemporary artists, and attend workshops whenever I can. My goal is to learn, perfect, and continually incorporate new techniques into my work so that I might fabricate jewelry inspired by what I’ve learned and yet maintain an originality in form and a uniqueness in design.
I invite you to look through this website to view a representative sample of my work. My pieces are one-of-a-kind, or limited edition. I am a Baton Rouge Arts Market Artist, and attend the BR Arts Market each first Saturday of the month at 5th and Main in downtown Baton Rouge. I participate in fine arts and craft shows in Louisiana and in Mississippi and have my pieces in several shops and galleries. Click on the links listed at the top of this page to see my show schedule, a list of the shops and galleries where you can purchase my pieces, and a list of the publications over the years that have featured my work.
Because most of my pieces are one-of-a-kind, I don’t sell over my website, but you can email me for pricing and availability of a piece that interests you, or to discuss my creating a custom design. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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I hope that my jewelry will captivate your imagination because of its attention to detail, its craftsmanship, and most of all its singularity — the reason for my company’s name: Singular by Design.