What exactly is Reclaimed Jewelry?
Reclaimed jewelry is jewelry made from objects that have either lost their function, like typewriter keys or have been replaced and rebuilt with something else, like remodeling and tearing out glass an old glass window
How is Reclaimed Jewelry made?
Making Reclaimed jewelry requires as much if not more skill than a regular bench jeweler because every piece is different and has a different approach to putting all of it together
What kinds of metal do you use in Reclaimed jewelry?
I use a variety of metals. To wrap the glass or tile or whatever piece I'm making I use sterling silver (bezel). The "Backplate" or the reverse of the front can be sterling silver, steel, copper, aluminum, red or yellow brass. The reverse is always hand stamped with sayings and slogans, sometimes numbers or letters.
What makes Reclaimed jewelry different from other jewelry?
The first and greatest difference is Reclaimed jewelry is made from recycled and reclaimed products. Another thing that makes Reclaimed jewelry different is there are no two pieces alike. Each piece of jewelry I make is different from every other piece of jewelry. each piece is a "One of Kind"
How long have you been making jewelry?
I have been making jewelry almost everyday for the last 25 years. My work has been in major department stores throughout the United States, Europe, and Asian. My jewelry has been in major fashion magazines and as part of wardrobe for television shows as well as movies.
What material do you like working with most?
I like working with bowling balls and concrete, because as soon as I tell someone this is made from concrete, they always ask me...."Is it heavy". Or if I say these are made from bowling balls, people always think of big round bowling balls.....