I was in Bamfield and found a beautiful clam shell on Brady's Beach. I took it home and made a mold of it then when cast and fired it is now a fine silver shell pendant. It is about 2 inches across. The beads are Kazuri Beads from Africa and the wire is fine silver.
My silver book is imprinted with botanicals from the forest behind my house in North Vancouver.
Silver forest book
garden botanical imprints on fine silver
love in the 40's
Jeannie and Harvey McDonald, my parents. They met when my mom was 16 in 1941, married in 1945 and loved each other for 49 years.
love in the 40's
silver and bronze earrings
silver fern and iris
This is a large pendant with a forest fern imprint on one side and a botanical iris photo transfer on the other.
This piece was made at a one week workshop with Susan Lenart Kazmer a couple of years ago. It had been a hard year, lots of losses and I wanted a piece of jewelry that represented putting the pieces back together to move forward again.
The materials are fine silver, Ice Resin, rose buds, leather and silk.
Mary Edith McNeil McDonald, my grandmother. I found her signature in the old family bible, transferred it to a photo polymer plate which let me stamp the silver with her actual signature. We had a family reunion in 2015 with the cousins and I was able to make each cousin a silver pendant of our grandmothers signature. Lots of tears when they were handed out, and the day everyone got them was almost 100 years to the day she had signed the bible.
Made this bracelet at a class with instructor and jeweler Patrik Kusek. It took a few days and is one of my most precious pieces.
silver and bronze pendants
Fine Silver with pacific northwest pine imprints.
Pacific dogwood blossom is the official floral emblem of the province of British Columbia
So many reasons to make a love locket, loved ones, cherished ones or lost ones.