Recent Progress

Not all of my work makes it to my Etsy store, like special orders and experiments. I share the most recent images of my work and explorations on Instagram. More can always be seen on the full Instagram feed.
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 Very simple copper spoon #copper #metal #hammered #coppersmithing #metalsmithing #instasmithy #metalstudio #copperwork #forgedmetal #copperware #jewelrydesign #fairbanks #alaska #handmade  Rustic sterling ring with malachite. Etsy listing at https://goo.gl/info/iNTGML #malachite #silver #sterlingsilver #sterling #silversmith #instasmithy #metalwork #jewelrydesign #metalsmithing #metalstudio #fairbanks #alaska #handmade  Rustic copper long-handled spoons, for those tall jars that are tricky to get into. #copper #spoon #forged #coppersmithing #metalsmithing #instasmithy #metalstudio #copperwork #forgedmetal #copperware #fairbanks #alaska #handmade #kitchenlife  I'm super excited to send these moonstone earrings off to their new home today. #earrings #silver #sterlingsilver #sterling #moonstone #silversmith #instasmithy #metalwork #jewelrydesign #metalsmithing #metalstudio #fairbanks #alaska #handmade  These half-circle hoops have a little swing but are as light as air to wear, 5/8" diameter. I really like how they turned out so I made a pair for myself too! #silver #sterlingsilver #sterling #earrings #silversmith #instasmithy #metalwork #jewelrydesign #metalsmithing #metalstudio #fairbanks #alaska #handmade  I love Botswana agate. This one reminds me of the graceful contours of a landscape in cool shades of purple and rose. There are delicate flecks of red trapped in the inner most contours. It is like staring into another world. This ring is listed in my etsy store. #silver #sterlingsilver #sterling #botswanaagate #ring #silversmith #instasmithy #metalwork #jewelrydesign #metalsmithing #metalstudio #fairbanks #alaska #handmade #handmadejewelry  Experiments with graphite on enamel today. #wip
 I'm experimenting more with cast-in-place stones while winter winds out. Blue sapphire and rough diamond are ordered and in transit and l'm excited to give them a try soon! #silver #sterlingsilver #silversmith #sapphire #castinplace #instasmithy #metalwork #jewelrydesign #metalsmithing #metalstudio #fairbanks #alaska #handmade  Sterling silver moonstone stacking rings. Listed at https://www.etsy.com/listing/571877752/sterling-and-moonstone-stacking-rings #moonstone #silver #sterlingsilver #silversmith #instasmithy #metalwork #jewelrydesign #metalsmithing #metalstudio #fairbanks #alaska #handmade  Finished up a number of new styles this weekend - 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup measures, along with teaspoons. Don't weekends feel like they are getting shorter? #copper #metalwork #hammered #coppersmithing #metalsmithing #instasmithy #metalstudio #copperwork #forgedmetal #copperware #fairbanks #alaska #handmade #kitchenlife #kitchenstuff  Made this hammered sterling silver moonstone ring last night in anticipation of June. Swipe left for close-ups. #silver #sterlingsilver #sterling #moonstone #silversmith #instasmithy #metalwork #jewelrydesign #metalsmithing #metalstudio #fairbanks #alaska #handmade  Some sunny copper spoons since the day is so dreary outside today #copper #metal #spoons #coppersmithing #metalsmithing #instasmithy #metalstudio #copperwork #forgedmetal #copperware #jewelrydesign #fairbanks #alaska #handmade  This silver and poppy jasper lariat just out of the tumbler. The chain is a dramatic 28 inches. Perfect for tunic-length tops. Listing in my Etsy store with more images tomorrow. #silver #sterlingsilver #sterling #silversmith #instasmithy #metalwork #jewelrydesign #metalsmithing #metalstudio #fairbanks #alaska #handmade  #wip Working with a Botswana agate tonight. The bands are almost hypnotic. #botswanaagate #silver #sterlingsilver #sterling #silversmith #instasmithy #metalwork #jewelrydesign #metalsmithing #metalstudio #fairbanks #alaska #handmade
 WiP - Cleaning, then adding patina to some birch polypores I cast in bronze before the holidays. They will become drawer pulls and cabinet handles for the kitchen. #bronze #metalwork #metalstudio #sculpture #fungusamongus #kitchenlife #workinprogress  Just in time for January, delicate garnet stacking rings in sterling silver. Listed at https://www.etsy.com/listing/492598084/silver-stacking-rings-with-garnet-us-95 #garnet #silver #sterlingsilver #sterling #silversmith #instasmithy #metalwork #jewelrydesign #metalsmithing #metalstudio #fairbanks #alaska #handmade  This moonstone moth ring is ready to head off to its new home. The second is much more distressed than the first and that one I'm not yet ready to call finished. So far this summer has been full of ideas I am super excited to see these take shape! #silver #sterlingsilver #sterling #silversmith #instasmithy #metalwork #jewelrydesign #metalsmithing #metalstudio #fairbanks #alaska #handmadejewelry #handmade  Penny pendant / Lincoln locket This was super-fun to make and will be fun to try with other coins. I ended up vaporizing a few pennies before I realized they were no longer made from copper after 1986. #copper #penny #lincoln #metal #coppersmithing #metalsmithing #metalstudio #copperwork #forgedmetal #jewelrydesign #fairbanks #alaska #handmade  Sterling silver necklace set with poppy jasper: The chain is handmade, 28 inches long, and slips through the large silver ring on the other end of the chain, lariat style. Just a little bit of drama. #silver #sterlingsilver #sterling #poppyjasper #lariat #silversmith #instasmithy #metalwork #jewelrydesign #metalsmithing #metalstudio #fairbanks #alaska #handmade  #wip Sleepy soldering is a bad combination for me so I'll finish soldering the chain tomorrow. I can hardly wait to set this poppy jasper.