We have two fabulous jewelry artists at the Mother's Day Weekend show, Mirinda Kossoff
and Rebecca McLaughlin Neigher.
I look forward to seeing their work up close and in person. The temptation to buy some of this wonderful work will be excruciating! Well, if I sell enough of my work I can justify it. So please, come to our show! Here is a peek at Mirinda Kossoff's work. In the next post I will introduce you to Rebecca.
Though I often work from design drawings to create a finished piece, I
sometimes start on a “jewelry journey” without a fixed destination. I
enjoy playing with the pieces and finding out where the journey takes
I like to experiment with new techniques, such as using resin with fine
silver, adding keum boo (applying a layer of 24k gold), and figuring out
how to incorporate a vintage piece into something modern and edgy.
Because I like to roam the world of design and fabrication, I rarely
make the same piece twice, though I will sometimes create variations of a
piece. The one consistent thing about my jewelry is that I make pieces I
would want to wear. (And yes, sometimes I have trouble parting with
I work both in sheet metal and PMC (precious metal clay). I am a
certified instructor in PMC, which is powdered pure silver mixed with an
organic binder. I can work the silver much the way a sculptor works
clay, though with certain restrictions. Once I’ve designed and formed a
piece, I fire it in a jewelry kiln. The binder burns away and what
remains is a solid piece of fine silver. I texture and oxidize my pieces
to give them depth and dimension.
To see more visit her web site
, and come to our Mother's Day Weekend show and sale
! See you then. :)
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