Necklaces & Pendants
The silver pieces I create are handcrafted using Precious Metal Clay (PMC). The clay, is a compound of fine silver metal powder, an organic binder, and water. While the clay is wet it is sculpted into the desired shape with all of its fine details and it is then allowed to dry. Once dry the piece is placed into a kiln and fired. In the kiln the organic binder burns away and what remains is a piece of fine silver. Fine silver is more pure and more valuable than sterling silver, which contains copper or another base metal (.999 pure vs. .925 pure).
I use a variety of semiprecious stones, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver findings to embellish and finish the fine silver pieces. Leather cord used in handcrafted pieces is manufactured in the United States.
In addition to pieces which are made with PMC I also have a number of other beaded designs which are made using the finest materials including semiprecious beads, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver findings.
The sampling of pieces shown below are available for purchase through the AB3 Jewelry Designs shop on Etsy or by contacting me directly.
I am happy to work with you to create a custom piece for you to give as a gift, or for you to keep for yourself. These pieces make a special gift for bridesmaids, groomsmen, new moms and dads (and grandparents!). Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to create something special or have any questions.