Handcrafted Silver Jewelry
I have been making fine silver (.999) jewelry for about 13 years. My work is inspired by nature, sealife, the sensual flower paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe, architecture and abstract design.
I have been an artist for decades, painting with acrylics for many years, creating polymer clay jewelry and kitchenware. When I heard of this new silver, I was excited to take a class, I was hooked immediately, I discovered that this is "my medium."
Pure silver metal clay was developed in Japan in the 90s using recycled silver ground into microscopic particles and combined with a small amount of organic binder and water to form a clay like substance. It is an amazingly versatile material, lending itself to sculpture, molding, carving, texturizing and all clay processes. After a piece is formed, it is kiln fired to 1650F for up to 2 hours where the organic material burns away and the silver fuses leaving a piece of jewelry that is .999 pure silver also known as Fine Silver.
I was honored to have one of my flower necklace named as a finalist in the prestigious Saul Bell Design Award competition in 2011. It was also published in Lark books: Showcase 500 Art Necklaces, a fabulous collection of the best neck wear from around the globe! Additionally, my work has been published in numerous other books and journals.
I hold a Level 2 PMC Artisan certification.
"The earrings are perfect, I am really delighted with them. I am also wearing the smaller ones during the day with casual cloths and getting complements on those too. Thank you so much, you really create very special jewelry." from a.
"I love it so much..." from m.
"When she received it (just in time for her birthday), she was over the moon. Such excellent craftsmanship and a beautiful piece with subtle details. Thank you so much!" from a.
"I got them! Thank you! I love!" from j.
"LOVE this item. This is my second time working with Lynn. She does such amazing personalized work. She is so great to work with! 100% recommend!!" from k.
"BEAUTIFUL and UNIQUE! It truly is a statement piece that I will wear all the time!!!!" from m.
My work can also be found at Yves Gallery of Fine Arts and Jewelry in Berkeley, CA and at The Artistic Pony Gallery in Solvang, CA. I also participate in select Fine Craft Shows and Fairs around the SF Bay Area.
***I am slowly moving my jewelry to this new website. To see more, not yet moved over, click on the tiny computer icon on the left, which will take you to my Etsy store. Lots more jewelry and 100+ reviews by satisfied customers.