How would you describe the technique(s) that you use?
Techniques used: soldering, fusing, metal printing, cold connections, hammer forging, wire-wrapping, dry felting, improvisational bead embroidery, mixed media applications and a variety of metal finishing techniques are added consistently to the process. Her work is unique in that the many, many different hammers used in the forging process act as brush to paper while forging on the wire and sheet metal. Each piece has a singular breath whether it is a 'Mindful Charm' with an attribute word such as Shhh... making the wearer slow down and listen or the hand sawn trees and botanicals giving a sense of 'life' to the piece. Also ecstatic to bring you the 'PA Wilds' brand to hand forged jewelry items 'one of a kind' pieces only in my Shoppe these unique pieces are then metal printed & hammer forged in small batches. A few words on the making: Production starts with either wire or sheet metal made of sterling silver, pure silver, copper or brass. Having a thought on whether 'Mindful Charms', pendants, bangles, bracelets, riveted work, wrapped beaded necklaces, rings or earrings will be created. Cleaning the metal, cutting to shape or length, choosing the design elements, tools needed such as metal stamps, hammers, texturing punches, etc. Working at the large stump bench, soldering station or finish area depending on what step in the process she is at. Metal printing, hammering and texturing allow her to put more of an artistic flow to the work and the part of the process she relishes. When finishing a piece deburring, filing, sanding, tumbling and the final polishing will then occur to create a piece that is comfortable for the wearer and one that will endure for generations to come.