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.
Three garnets set in sterling silver. ...time to make tracks...
Nice size of Kingman Turquoise set in a hand fabricated sterling silver bracelet
For the past two summers i have opened up my studio to an art teacher for one week instruction of jewelry making. The two projects in the images from the 2021 session illustrate basic metal forming and fabrication; bezel setting; stone cutting; and finishing. We had a good time and believe a great deal was learned in limited time.
This pendant was fabricated from sterling silver metal with a Montana sapphire bezel set and highlighted in 14 karat yellow. Pendant is suspended on a sterling silver chain.
The bracelet is made of sterling silver with a centered 14 karat yellow gold "Celtic-style" cross. The finish on the bracelet is slightly distressed to compliment the rustic-cast yellow gold cross.
Straight forward design with the bail visible from the front, which reminds me of forged hasps on an castle door.
Many an elk ivory has been mounted as testament to a hunters trophy: but this is my version. The color of the end of the ivory is visible as it moves side to side-two sided matching ivory.
This work is fabricated in sterling silver with a 14 karat gold log for the beaver to gnaw on. A Montana sapphire accents the pendant. Dillon, Montana is home of the Beavers...the mascot for Beaverhead county high school...in Beaverhead County. The Beaverhead Rock outcropping is just just north of town, which was a landmark of the early traveler. Makes sense?
Ennis, Montana! The Madison river gently flows through the valley and right through Ennis, Montana. Each summer a wonderful art show is held in town. Don't miss it-it's a one day event. Much talent assembles under the shade of a park like setting of the Madison Valley Bank-Thanks for venue use. Over the years I have met many A+ artists at the Madison Valley Arts Festival +http://ennisarts.org,
Barbed wire ring hand fabricated in sterling silver.
Ladies heavy sterling silver band with a hammer finish along the center line.
Bold sterling silver bracelet. Each link and clasp are hand fabricated.
Celestial art. A bold statement piece nearly 2.5 inches in length. This sterling silver crescent moon pendant represents empowerment, symbolizing guidance and direction for the spirit. Weighing nearly an ounce of sterling silver the pendant is highlighted with a companion natural zircon "star". The pendant is suspended on an 18 inch sterling silver chain. Just before sunrise and a few days before
Smaller crescent moon in sterling silver with a 0.12 carat round Montana Sapphire bezel set
Far north during the summer months the sun hovers above the horizon nearly 24 hours a day. The light dances with the crystal white snowflakes and creates shadows of sparkling rich blue hues. This pendant is fabricated in sterling silver with splashes of 14 karat yellow gold. In this pendant a 0.15 carat yellow diamond bezel set in yellow gold floats above glistening blue drusy quartz.
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
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.
Feather earrings fabricated in sterling silver. A gift to one of my favorite friends at WDC in Jackson Hole.
Montana is know for sapphires of many colors, but a Yogo sapphire is truly "Top Shelf". The deep blue color of a fine Yogo Sapphire is nearly unrivaled. Many sapphires and other gemstones exhibit "hints" of secondary colors. Meaning you might typically see a blue sapphire with a perhaps a touch of green. It may not be obvious at first glance, but it changes the "pure blue hue". A fine quality Yogo
Crafted in a heavy 6 gauge (4.12MM) with 12 gauge "Barbs" this Sterling silver bracelet weighs approximately 2 troy ounces. Read what the owner has to say... “I love it. You know, you crafted it so perfectly, it fits so like my own skin - it's not poking or jabbing...no one would believe I could wear something so raw LOOKING and have it feel this way. The weight is WONDERFUL - you nailed it