Hand-Hammered Silver and Coral Earrings

Coral Silver EarringsHand-Hammered Silver and Coral Earrings

Flickers of warm coral against cool silver dazzle in the light. A southwest classic combination.

Because these are hand-crafted, no two earrings are alike.

Approximately 3/4 in diameter. Sterling silver. Hand-signed on the back by Matagi Sorensen.

 

 

Hand-Hammered Silver and Coral Earrings

Hand-Carved Silver Lace Cuff

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This “silver lace” cuff is anything but dainty. Solid silver, this bracelet is comfortably weighty without being heavy. A gorgeous piece, the curve and the cut-outs refract light and color so that the bracelet seems to shimmer.

Modern with an organic feel! Simply stunning.

The inside of the cuff is curved and smooth for a very comfortable fit. Signature piece.

Hand-Carved Silver Lace Cuff

Live Demo at Jerome First Saturday Art Walk – October 5th

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Jerome is absolutely spectacular this time of year. The photo below is the view from Jerome as the sun is setting.

Come out and visit me at the beautiful Zen Mountain Gallery. I am honored to be giving live jewelry making demonstrations and to be showing my latest designs. I always love visiting Zen Mountain – it’s a really nice gallery with so much to see.

jerome at sunset

Mokume and Shadowbox Double-Sided Pendant

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mokume filligris pendantTwo different styles in one hollow form pendant.

Brushed silver with a hand-cut organic line that opens up to a shadowbox that shows the inner workings of the piece. Like a detail mirroring the mokume on the other side, the shape of the cut out swirls around a circle that opens to another shadowbox with copper inside.

The other side is hand-crafted copper and silver mokume with a contrasting turquoise set in a shadowbox. The color of the copper will deepen over time, making this an evolving piece.

Copper, silver, and turquoise reflect the beauty of the southwest.

Hand-crafted hollow form shadowbox. Approximately 1 inch wide by 1 1/4 inches tall by 1/4 inch deep. One-of-of-a-kind.

Mokume and Shadowbox Double-Sided Pendant

Lotus Seed Pendant with Pearl

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A single pearl nestles inside one of the hand-carved openings in this hollow form pendant. Openings reveal the inside of the pendant and the necklace passing through the piece.

Contemporary working of classic Native American shadowbox technique.

Pendant is approximately 3/4 inch diameter by 1/4 inch deep. Polished silver. One-of-a-kind. Signed on the back. Shown with a seven-strand omega necklace.

Lotus Seed Pendant with Pearl

Red Tree ~ Silver and Copper Shadowbox Slider

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Red Tree ~ Silver and Copper Shadowbox Slider

This sweet little slider pendant has a silver body with a copper top that is hand-carved and is coated with red enamel. Variations in color and texture on the enamel are due to the hand-crafted process of the piece. Classic Native American technique with a contemporary design.

This was a fun piece to make, and I will be experimenting with more designs and colors in the future!

Approximately one inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Signed on the back. One-of-a-kind. Hollow form, shadowbox.

Red Tree ~ Silver and Copper Shadowbox Slider

Show this Weekend at the Sharlot Museum in Prescott ~ 16th Annual Prescott Indian Market

I’m excited to be showing new designs at the 16th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market this weekend at the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott. 

This is a juried show and one of the Southwest’s premier Indian-art markets.

Come visit! It would be great to see you there.

piam 13 logo-webHours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.

The Sharlot Hall Museum is located in the heart of downtown Prescott, two blocks west of the Courthouse Plaza at 415 W. Gurley Street. Admission prices are $10 for Adults (18 and over) and $8 for Museum Members (18 and over). Those aged 17 and under are free.

Brushed Silver with Vine Shadowbox

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Brushed Silver with Vine Shadowbox

A vine-shaped line cuts through brushed silver and opens at the top of the pendant, revealing the necklace that slides through the hollow form. Organic open line marries smooth modern shape.

I’m really excited about this piece! A new direction! It’d one of the new pieces featured at the Eiteljorg Museum show.

Approximately 2 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. 1/4 inch deep. Entirely hand-crafted. Shown here with a 5-strand, 16″ silver omega necklace. Signed on the back.

Brushed Silver with Vine Shadowbox

Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival – Juried Show

I have been invited to represent the Yavapai-Apache Nation at the Eiteljorg Museum next week, on June 22nd and June 23rd, for the 2013 Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival. The event will feature top Native American artists from around the country.

I will be displaying several new designs at the festival! I’m really happy with these new pieces.

eiteljorg-museum-of-american-indians-and-western-art“The Eiteljorg collects and preserves high-quality Western art and Native American art and cultural objects. Its collection includes artists such as T.C. Cannon, N. C. Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, Allan Houser, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and Kay WalkingStick. The institution’s contemporary Native art collection has been ranked among the world’s best.”

The Eiteljorg Museum is in Indianapolis, located at 500 West Washington St., at the intersection of West and Washington streets, in White River State Park (WRSP). The museum is within walking distance of Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indiana Convention Center and Circle Center Mall.

The show has an entrance fee of $10.00, kids 17 and under enter free.

If you happen to be in Indiana, come on out for a visit!

Mini Silver Disc Slider Pendant with Opening

mini martini.AMini Silver Disc Slider Pendant with Opening

Polished silver hollow form pendant. Very clean style, yet at the same time, the opening in the design gives a sense of the process of the hollow form.

Modern and beautiful.

Approximately an half inch diameter and one quarter inch deep. Hand-crafted. Signed. Shown with a 5-strand black omega necklace.

Mini Silver Disc Slider Pendant with Opening