Wednesday, January 2, 2013
"I hadn't been able to always create the look that I wanted with my previous methods of jewelry making, and I eventually decided that I was going to have to add another element to my work. So, over the past year, I have added sterling silver wire to my necklaces. I tried for a long time to make clay look like rocks; then I decided I should just be using rocks. It turned out not quite that easy. Alison and I worked on and off for years to develop a technique to work in the way that we wanted. Learning to use sterling silver wire was the last step that I needed to be able to make the rock pendants I had been trying to create for years. I love the simplicity of the rock and the silver together and also the contrast with the beads."