In the Studio: Polymer Clay, Chalcedony, and Brass

We Were All Ghosts collection takes shape 

In handcrafted works reminiscent of Victorian mourning jewels, petrified artifacts, and unkempt bureau drawers, my next collection lingers between past and present.

A mix of hope and grief; messages from those gone before; the reluctant walk toward our humble place in history – In This Late Hour features handmade rings, necklaces, and earrings that combine handwritten inscriptions, original verse, and sculpted focals. Rendered in glowing jeweler's brass, shimmering gray chalcedony, golden obsidian, velvety polymer clay, and found photos, these works of modern memento mori evoke the contemplation of mortality, time, and eternity. 

Memento mori skull rings in progress.

After a long break from my bench, in November I returned to add several hand painted vitreous enamel dainty skull rings to round out the collection. Currently in progress, I will add inscribed micropoems to the rings bands.

Memoriam 6618, earrings. Jeweler’s brass, lightweight polymer clay, rose cut gray chalcedony, found photos, salvaged plastic, sterling silver, original handwritten poem; hand fabricated, etched.⁣⁣ 

Join me behind the scenes on Instagram to watch as I create the collection. I'm planning to make the collection available for purchase in early December, just in time for the holidays.

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1 comment

  • Sherry Harmer

    Would love one of the smaller rings. They are wonderful

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