Nearly 5 troy ounces sterling silver belt buckle highlighted with a barbed wire motif. This buckle shall be shown at the Western Design Conference in Jackson Wyoming this coming September 8th. The buckle is hand made in sterling silver on a hand tooled 2" wide leather belt. A perfect pairing indeed.
Leather has been essential to mankind's success since the beginning. Used in clothing, shelter, implements of hunting, and vessels of food containment. A likely favorite being the bota bag-a traditional liquid receptacle from Spain. And of course leather has surely had its place as personal adornment articles-"jewelry".
The beauty and artistry of rustic "Working Leather" inspires the fusion of precious metals and leather work in my series of work titled ~ Leather Accents. I have combined the soft textures of leather and metals to create works of art.
Bolo Tie in sterling silver
Fabricated in sterling silver and set with a fine deep purple amethyst, accented with three round white sapphires. The prototype work to the similar tanzanite 18 karat gold bolo tie
Black Spinel bracelet 2018
This was my auction jewelry item at the 2018 Western Design Conference-Jackson Hole Spinel is a very old gemstone. It is a gem similar to ruby and sapphire, including its hardest and durability. A good fit for often-worn jewelry. In this bracelet, which is made from sterling silver with highlights of 14 Karat gold, Black Spinel was chosen. Not only for it's overall strength, but for the fact
Star Sapphire Bracelet
Star sapphire bracelet with a total gem weight of 2.18 carats. This piece has been created out of sterling silver with accents of 14 karat yellow gold. The design incorporates a combination of precious metals and braided leather to create a fabulous cuff style bracelet. This is a fashion that I had pondered for quite awhile, and thanks to Mr. Cole B. and his requests help bring this to life. I
Lapis Lazuli bracelet
Sterling silver bracelet with 14 karat yellow gold highlights. Centered on the bracelet set in 14K gold bezels are three well matched Lapis Lazuli stones. Commonly referred to as simply Lapis, the rich deep-blue color is unmistakable. Prized since antiquity for its deep color. In fact the art-painters of long ago used finely ground lapis as a pigment for paints. Always an eye-catcher.
Bear Clan Necklace: “UNTAMED” 2016
This work of art required endless hours to complete and was my entry to the 2016 Western Design Conference. "UNTAMED" Necklace --- Sterling Silver with individually hand cut Rock Crystal Quartz Claws UntamedWhen you stand next to a bear your heart shall be tested. Mine was indeed.It was that memory that has inspired this design. In many cultures, the bear is a
18 Karat Gold-N-leather necklace
Hand fabricated in 18 karat yellow gold on 8.5 millimeter thick braided leather. The center piece of this work consists of 5 independent fused and hammer-finished loops with a suspended pendant set with pure blue turquoise. The clasp side of this necklace is also made of hand fabricated18 Karat gold: with hand made chain loops and a custom interlocking clasp. In total there is one troy ounce of
Red Deer Pendant with Braided Leather
This line of jewelry incorporates quality gold craftsmanship with the understated touch of leather. Attention to detail is the goal. Red Deer is a bold new design celebrating the splendor of some of the largest of the deer family. Also known as Wapiti or Elk in North America it is often admired with a spiritual reverence. This elegant pendant has been hand-crafted in 14 karat gold, and weighs