Artisana Collection

Custom orders for similar pieces or for variations of items in this collection are welcome.

Items in the Artisana Collection contain one-of-a-kind pendants and earrings fabricated by Jill using fold-forming and flame-painting techniques on sterling silver, copper, bronze, and brass. Pendants are suspended from thin sterling silver neckwires or chains, but can also be strung on other materials. Some of Jill's unique metal pendants which are combined with coral, turquoise and other gemstones appear in the Earth and Sea Collection.

 

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Story Pendants

N 414  Each of these pendants is unique and each has a story behind the components.  All include one to three flame-painted and sealed copper element crafted by Jill. The pendant may include an antique Ethiopian bronze wedding ring, Vintage shell money piece, ancient Chinese brass button, vintage bronze buttons from India with lotus carving on the underside, and/or other eclectic item.  All are suspended on oxidized sterling silver chain.  Use the contact from to request a pendant and Jill will send you an email with photos of those currently available.

$95.00


Asymetrical Copper and Silver Necklace

N 414C  The focal point of this contemporary necklace is an asymetrical pendant in a modified triangle shape.  The fold-formed, flame-painted copper top piece is attached to a similar hammered sterling silver back piece with small oxidized silver rivets.  The copper has been sealed to preserve the colors.  The pendant is suspended on a sterling silver neck wire with a sterling hook and eye clasp.  This pendant is a custom order; use the contact form to inquire and Jill will send you an email with photo of your pendant.  Order turn around time is approximately five days.

$165.00


Flame-painted Half Moon over Sterling

N 414A  Jill fabricated this half-moon pendant is in three parts: a flame-painted copper overlay, which has been sealed to preserve the colors, a hammered sterling silver back, and a  hammered sterling silver hanger.  The colorful "moon" pendant hangs on a fifteen strand sterling silver neck wire. (Neckwires are available in both 16 and 18 inch style.) This is a custom order.  Use the contact page to ask about the piece and Jill will email a response.

$155.00


Vertical flame-painted Pendant

N 414D  Jill fabricated this vertical pendant is in three parts: a flame-painted copper overlay, which has been sealed to preserve the colors, a hammered sterling silver back, and a  hammered sterling silver hanger.  The colorful "moon" pendant hangs on a fifteen strand sterling silver neck wire.(Neckwires are available in both 16 and 18 inch style.) This is a custom order; several options are available.  Use the contact page to ask about the piece and Jill will email a response.

$135.00


Sterling Silver Twig Pendant

S 110  Hand forged and hammered sterling silver "twigs" are embellished with a small copper "bowl".  The pendant hangs from a sterling silver snake chain, but also works well with a sterling silver neckwire or leather cord.  Jill individually crafts each twig pendant and no two are alike.  Before shipping, we will send you photos of pendants to choose from and you will have you very own piece of original wearable art!  You can also choose between various lengths of snake chain or neckwire.

$160.00


Fold-formed Sterling Cross with Pearls on Silk Ribbon

S 21 This intricate fold-formed sterling silver cross, handcrafted by Jill from sterling silver sheet and wire, hangs form multiple strands of hand-dyed silk ribbon in neutral gray tones.  The ribbon is adorned with freshwater pearls on sterling silver loops.  This lovely necklace ties in the back, allowing the length to be adjusted from approimately 19" to 22". (Additional colors in tones of green, blue, taupe, and brown are also available; use the contact form to request photos of other color choices.)

$145.00


Sterling Silver Fold-Formed Pendant

WC 105  This stunning contemporary sterling silver pendant was fabricated by Jill using the fold-forming method of metal work.  Sterling silver is carefully annealed (heated to soften) then folded into a "pleat" which is textured for final drama.  The pendant "floats" on a fifteen strand sterling silver neckwire with a friction clasp.   This pendant is also available in an oxidized version, which leaves the sterling silver a shiny charcoal color. This is a custom order also available in oxidized sterling silver.  Use the contact page to ask about the piece and Jill will email a response.

$145.00


Fold-formed "Peek-a-boo" Pendant

M 875  Jill handmade this flame-painted  "peek-a-boo" pendant from sheet copper using saw, hammer, vice, and torch.  It hangs from a 16 12" oxidized sterling silver chain, falling at the base of the throat.  The pendant has been coated with a lacquer sealant to help preserve the colors.  This piece is one of Jill's favorites -- a truly special necklace.  Colors and shape may vary some from pendant to pendant, but you will receive an email with the photo of your pendant prior to committing to the sale. This is a custom order.  Use the contact page to ask about the piece and Jill will email a response.

$85.00


Fire-painted Copper Earrings - A

M 111  Fire-painted copper earrings, approximately 1 1/4", on sterling silver wire.    Jill saws, files, sands, and fire-paints sheet copper to form the earring shape.  The earrings are then  covered in a fixative to help preserve the colors.  This pair has stunning colors and a slightly cupped shape that frames and flatters the face.

$35.00


Fire-painted Copper Earrings - B

M 115    Fire-painted copper earrings, approximately 2", on sterling silver wire.    Jill saws, files, sands, and fire-paints sheet copper to form the earring shape.  The earrings are then covered in a fixative to help preserve the colors.  This pair has stunning desert sunset colors and a slightly cupped shape that frames and flatters the face.

$35.00


Variety of Heat-fired Copper Earrings

M 728  Each of these three pairs of earrings features the desert sunset colors of heat-fired copper.  Jill cuts, hammers, shapes, sands, and heat fires the shapes from a sheet of copper, then hangs them from sterling silver wires.  The copper is coated with a fixative to ensure the colors will not fade or darken over time.   Price for long rectangles: $35 (these are already sold).  Price for small rectangles: $35.  Price for squares: $35.  Price for all three pairs together: $90. USE THE CONTACT PAGE AND FORM TO ORDER EARRINGS.

$35.00