Dinah, that necklace set is a true work of art. I love the fact that it's freeform. And you're right. It does show it off better when worn by a human ;-). - Lea Avroch | http://www.lajewelrydesigns.com, Tue, 19 Jun 2007 1:22PM
What wonderful talent you have. Your creations are gorgeous! Just think, creativity is infinite so you have a lot more designs in you that will come out for others to see. Thanks for the peek. - Gail Gupton | www.atlantavintagejewelry.com, Tue, 19 Jun 2007 6:47AM
Dinah, Those are beautiful, what a lucky bride she will be when she wears those pieces. - Georgeanne Brutscher, Tue, 19 Jun 2007 6:10AM
Dinah!!!!!!!! Your wedding jewels are fabulous! Gorgeous Work! Congratulations! Mona - Mona Hair, Mon, 18 Jun 2007 5:57PM
I love you newly posted designes, so creative and fun, what lovely work!!! - BAMBI, Thu, 22 Dec 2005 9:22AM
Beautiful!!! Thanks for your contribution Dinah. Lovely work. - Bambi, Mon, 31 Oct 2005 5:06PM
I am the lucky lucky winner of #63 for the Katrina Relief fund. I am delighted in your work and I WANT MORE!!! Mollie - mollie harris, Sat, 8 Oct 2005 4:15AM
Nice work, what college you go to? - Jason C., Tue, 6 Sep 2005 3:01AM
enlarge 91KB, 640x565 1 4x2" 14 gauge brass
enlarge 93KB, 640x609 2 Carnelian agate
enlarge 37KB, 720x334 3 annealed brass with pattern marked
enlarge 45KB, 608x640 4 cut out - before filing
enlarge 38KB, 640x453 5 patterned
enlarge 42KB, 640x460 6 patterned and filed and sanded
enlarge 89KB, 640x548 7 sanded and more filing
enlarge 92KB, 604x640 8 needs more filing and sanding to fit over stone better.
enlarge 92KB, 568x640 9 polished and stamped.
enlarge 71KB, 720x433 10 better but not right yet.
enlarge 81KB, 640x525 11 finished fit with riveted fine silver tab
enlarge 78KB, 535x640 12 folded over but not finished
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enlarge 83KB, 640x620 14 from the side
enlarge 64KB, 465x640 15 from the back showing mark
enlarge 72KB, 525x640 16 before finishing tab
enlarge 68KB, 498x640 17 All finished
enlarge 64KB, 495x640 18 Dressed For Success!
enlarge 56KB, 404x640 19 Side view.
enlarge 68KB, 479x640 20 Front view. Pretty good for first try.
enlarge 69KB, 640x493 21 Finished Collar for Donation.
enlarge 76KB, 524x640 22 Top view.
enlarge 76KB, 640x499 23 Close up of front.
enlarge 75KB, 640x452 24 Clasp.
enlarge 22KB, 576x376 25 8ga. Fine silver bangle for Linda Berger
enlarge 31KB, 576x495 26 Inside of bangle
enlarge 26KB, 576x489 27 bottom side stamping
enlarge 19KB, 576x504 28 Top side showing stamping
enlarge 22KB, 576x434 29 Top side stamps
enlarge 21KB, 576x490 30 Yesterday I was looking for some brass stock. I got a brass rod, 6gauge, which is pretty stout. I thought I'd make two by pass bangles for my sons. I never thought it would take so long, but brass like this not only takes quite a bit to anneal it, it still took massive time to hammer into a circle. This rod took a fair bit of pressure to bend before annealing.
I sawed two 12" pieces and have no clue what I'll do with the piece left over, it's not quite long enough to make a bangle but I'll think of something. Hopefully it will be softer if it's shorter, or maybe not. "I don't know how long your..." View Comments...
enlarge 18KB, 576x438 31 Showing the hammer work on the by pass
enlarge 21KB, 576x433 32 inside
enlarge 18KB, 576x302 33 front
enlarge 20KB, 379x576 34 shown on a bottle
enlarge 18KB, 576x379 35 Finished product. I'll stamp each ones initials on one of the flat ends.
enlarge 33KB, 576x482 36 Sterling and Copper Riveted Bangles-These have to be ordered to size properly. Copper riveted with Silver Rivet, Sterling with copper.
Gauges of metal vary from 14ga (thinner ones) to 10 gauge-(Silver ones). All metals are annealed to soften, hammered on the ends, drilled and riveted, and then hand hammered to decorate and harden. Sanded from 400 grit to 1200 grit. Marked with Sterling and Handmade stamps and makers mark.
PRICE: Copper- $38.00 14 gauge Copper- $48.00 12 ga.- 10 ga. Sterling- $48.00 14 gauge Sterling- $58.00 12 gauge Sterling- $68.00 10 gauge Sterling- $78.00 8 gauge (Increase in cost involves stiffer stock, round and square and Triangular, also more annealing and forming issues, as thicker gauges involve much more time and costs.)
enlarge 20KB, 576x403 37 Marks on Sterling 12 gauge square wire.
enlarge 35KB, 576x509 38 Front showing rivets and marks
enlarge 24KB, 576x370 39 12 gauge square on left, 12 ga. round on right Coppers are both 14 ga. round.
enlarge 31KB, 576x516 40 Showing tops of bangles
enlarge 39KB, 561x576 41 Tops of larger bangles
enlarge 17KB, 576x239 42 Side view Sterling is from square stock, Coppers are from round.
enlarge 39KB, 542x576 43 Showing tops and rivets
enlarge 38KB, 576x557 44 Jewelry made for my Adopted Soldier, a young lady from TX who turned 21 years of age in Iraq on December 1st, 2009.
enlarge 38KB, 530x576 45 Another look at Malories jewelry I made for her.
From the clasp to the center: Turquoise-Helps ward off danger clears one's path of pitfalls, protects against evil. Garnet-wards off inflammatory diseases, balances hormones, self-esteem Agate-healing serpent or scorpion bites, strength and courage. Garnet Labroadite Agate Sodalite-Alleviates fears, clears the mind. Bloodstone-healing and strength, wards off all accidents and disease, soldiers wore it in battle. 17th-18th cent. Hebron Dead Sea Beads Agate Bloodstone- Citrine-Enables self-esteem. Aids digestion, eliminates toxins, natural relaxant. Bloodstone Baroque Amethyst-Stone of Venus. Gift of tongues, healing stone Turquoise- Garnet- Rock Crystal-Amplifies healing energy. Draws out pain.
enlarge 28KB, 566x576 46 Five handmade rings for sale. See individual photos for sizes and widths. ALL rings are marked inside with my stamp.
enlarge 26KB, 576x342 47 Three Argentium Silver rings, and two Copper and Argentium Rivetted rings.
enlarge 27KB, 576x355 48 Another view of the five rings
enlarge 24KB, 576x413 49 2 Argentium Silver soldered and stamped rings. One size 8, one size 9. The size 8 is 1/2" wide and stamped with x's o's and hammered, polished to a bright shine. The size 9 is 1/2" wide the x's, o's, and hammered, polished to a bright shine.
PRICE: $125.00 for both or $75 for one. FREE SHIPPING TO US.
enlarge 24KB, 576x575 50 Side, top view.
enlarge 21KB, 576x401 51 Size 9 and 1/4" wide with Argentium rivet. Hammered with stars.
PRICE: $35.00 FREE SHIPPING TO THE US.
enlarge 22KB, 576x450 52 Top view.
enlarge 24KB, 576x425 53 Size 9 1/2 and 3/8" wide, this hammered ring is soldered and hammered with x's, o's, stars, and designs. Argentium Silver.
PRICE: $75.00 FREE SHIPPING TO THE US.
enlarge 23KB, 576x460 54 Wide copper riveted ring with Argentium rivet. This pinky ring is hammered 3/8" wide and hammered with a smart design of stars and dots. It is a size 4.
enlarge 66KB, 576x573 57 Front of Leaf Cuff Bracelet. Copper. Brass Leaf Bracelet. Fastens with Sterling riveted tab hook and circle. Inside diameter 6 1/2", and largest leaf 2" tall. All pieces textured and hand stamped. Cut from 16 gauge copper and brass. "I love mine! Thanks Dinah!" View Comments...
enlarge 64KB, 576x484 58 Side view showing brass leaf.
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enlarge 70KB, 576x520 62 Showing inside of clasp formation.
enlarge 75KB, 576x569 63 finished set two for the vfcj 2009. fine silver, brass and copper squares, riveted forms on all but brass which is textured. Hand hammered connections and clasps. Riveted earrings are articulated, bracelet has similar connections with hammered and formed disks.
enlarge 75KB, 576x576 64 Copper, Brass and Sterling hammered and riveted necklace, bracelet and earrings. The rivets are set so that the bits are a bit articulated because the leaves are quite rigid and large.
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enlarge 50KB, 576x576 66 Fine Silver hammered necklace, bracelet and earrings.
enlarge 80KB, 466x576 67 Broken Arrow-Copper rivetted pieces. 3" long by 3" wide, and articulated.
enlarge 95KB, 462x576 68 2007 VFCJ Auction Winner-Chain and grape leaves made of 20 gauge Fine Silver. Stamped and raised on the leaves after being cut out with a saw. gemstones included are Russian Amazonite, Freshwater Pearls, and Garnets. Necklace measures 18" long and grape leaves are on left, small leaf is 1 3/4", the large one in the middle is 2 3/4", and the medium leaf on the right 2 1/4". Brought highest price at Auction in 2007 at the VFCJ Convention,Providence RI "Wow! What a fresh & unique..." View Comments...
enlarge 60KB, 452x576 69 2005 VFCJ Color Auction Parure-"Fall-in Leaves" The Promise of Spring- in memory of Katie Atikian, Joan Vogel Elias and Carol Spigner-our fallen jewels- Necklace-19", 18", 17".1" diamond shaped agate strand, agate and bronze pearl strand, Pearl, Coral, Turquoise, Amber and Agate strand with hammered fine Silver squares-soldered wires formed with hand made Sterling clasp. 2 1/2" long articulated Fine Silver hammered and formed earrings. 4" Fine Silver 3 diamonds brooch, 3 piece pin back hammered, wired with Sterling wire with pearls, agates, amber, coral, and turquoise beads. 3" two square, one diamond hammered fine silver with french barrette finding wired gems to match brooch. 7 1/2" 5 link Fine Silver hammered and formed articulated bracelet with hand made clasp, soldered links and holes. Diamond shapes are 1 1/4". All pieces designed and hand made by Dinah Hoyt Taylor, www.capriciouscrowns.com out of Fine Silver (.999), hand sawn-hammered, formed, soldered, wired w...
enlarge 38KB, 384x576 70 Four pieces front view.
enlarge 77KB, 438x576 71 My first year at the VFCJ Convention in 2003, my necklace was chosen for the center insert of the convention issue of the magazine! I had no idea that 'Hearts' would be the theme of the Convention, because I made this the night before the auction there. My Blue/Pink collar necklace and bracelet won the top bid for the entire auction.
enlarge 57KB, 576x483 72 2003 VFCJ Auction Winner. First Year. Lucite and Art Glass Rootbeer beads, with handmade Sterling clasps on bracelet and necklace. Necklace measures 20" inside 26" outside, bracelet 7 1/2" long. 3" drop on left side.
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enlarge 61KB, 500x576 74 Back of Arrow, with marks.
enlarge 71KB, 576x536 75 Copper Cross with riveted bail. 2" x 1 1/2" across on silk cord.
enlarge 61KB, 544x576 76 Back of cross.
enlarge 63KB, 532x576 77 Tutti wearing my newest creation, rock crystal in Sterling cages on a sterling linked chain with a hand made sterling clasp. "Wearing It Proud! Atta' g..." View Comments...
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enlarge 68KB, 576x440 80 Sterling Silver tabs riveted on to copper fold over petals. 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" each on leather cord.
enlarge 82KB, 576x530 81 Copper Textured Demi- 1/2" wide fits 7" wrist, measures 6 1/2" outside with 3/4" opening. Earrings measure 2 1/2" including curve by 1/2" wide with hand made Sterling earring wires. All pieces signed.
PRICE: $43. includes FREE SHIPPING TO THE US.
enlarge 89KB, 576x545 82 Inside of set.
enlarge 60KB, 420x576 83 Showing mark on inside of cuff.
enlarge 70KB, 472x576 91 For Jackie Patterson, Fox Field Farm, top copper piece has 3 F's rolled in with a horse head theme. The middle panel is a fox, all pieces of copper and brass.
enlarge 86KB, 413x576 92 For Jayne Trainor of NH with five Welton horses. This is a rolled image (on the top panel) from a photo of Jayne and Jack (her son) on Welton Countryman and Welton Warrior.
enlarge 93KB, 421x576 93 Showing all three.
enlarge 75KB, 566x576 94 Tops of all three in shade. The leather on the far chime has been replaced with hammered copper hook.
enlarge 84KB, 436x576 95 June Chime Hand hammered and domed brass top, with 5 copper tubes, cut, drilled, and hammered, then sanded from 200grit to 1200grit and then buffed. Latigo strapping knotted at the top of the 3.5" x 3.5" top. Three of the tubes are 1/2" diameter, 2 are 3/4" diameter. The center portion, the clanger, is a formed and rolled piece of brass with the Beijing symbol, which has a wonderful sound. Tubes vary in length from 6" for the shortest to 10" for the longest. Total length is 12" from the domed top.
SOLD! THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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enlarge 64KB, 576x448 99 Tutti approves of the design.
enlarge 50KB, 363x576 100 Top of wind chime. Hammered and domed with maker's mark underneath.
enlarge 79KB, 576x574 101 Laying on deck, showing more of texture on tubes.
enlarge 41KB, 435x576 102 SUMMER WIND CHIMES- Taken out of the wind. It's easier to see the various components without 30mph winds. "Oh, Dinah, How beautiful D..." View Comments...
enlarge 33KB, 576x374 103
enlarge 31KB, 393x576 104 Annnotated Version
enlarge 61KB, 472x576 105 SUMMER WIND CHIMES Copper and Brass Windchime with vintage crystals. Riveting on cross, texturing, hammering, doming, it's all in there. Hangs from a riveted handle on brass top. Top measures 4"x6" and pieces hang from drilled holes in top with vintage crystals. Pieces measure from 1" to 3" and length of longest strand is 18".
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enlarge 46KB, 576x398 111 Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Three 14 gauge copper hammered and domed envelopes 1 1/2" x 1 3/4" on leather strand.
enlarge 34KB, 576x484 112 Around The Bend Brass Domed and formed Pendant, 3" x 1 3/4" with rise of 1" on leather cord.
enlarge 40KB, 530x576 113 Sleek Net 3 1/2" long by 1 1/4" at base pendant on leather cord, with a rolled netting design.
enlarge 48KB, 576x504 114 Rolling Wave Heavy copper pendant with Sterling accent, hammered and domed, stamped with various marks. 3 1/2" long, 14 gauge, 1 1/2" at base.
enlarge 42KB, 576x503 115 Springtime Large 15mm Botswana Agate beads, separated by garnets, and Laboradite beads at either end of the hand hammered Sterling clasp. Two Carnelian tablets are the focal points next to 3 agate carved leaves on Sterling rings.
enlarge 39KB, 576x438 116 Large Rough Citrine beads are featured on this 22" necklace with forest green freshwater pearls and rootbeer beads either side of a 20mm rootbeer glass sphere in a brass and sterling frame.
enlarge 31KB, 576x421 117 What a stunning necklace to wear that has some interesting stones. The six agate donuts have been linked with 18gauge Sterling silver bands and show Chinese Jade on the Carnelian donuts and Serpentine on the lime green. Two carved agate leaves hang from three Serpentine beads, with Laboradite beads on either side. The rough tumbled stones are separated on one side with the round Garnets, and irregular shaped Garnets on the other. The Sterling silver hand formed clasp has Laboradite chips and beads at the end. This measures 23" long.
SHERI WEISS HAS WON THIS LOVELY NECKLACE AND CALLED IT "The Spice Route" Congratulations SHERI!!
enlarge 53KB, 576x461 118 Four 1" square sterling pendants with soldered applied crosses and hammered base. Can be attached by jump ring to a chain or leather cord.
enlarge 45KB, 576x471 119 Rough Tumbled Citrine separated by 8mm Garnets with 10mm and 8mm Laboradite beads at each end before the hand hammered clasp. This measures 20" long and the largest beads measure 1 3/4" long by 3/4" wide. This is a spectacular necklace to wear, and will compliment any outfit.
enlarge 35KB, 576x455 120 Made from seven banded carnelian beads, this wonderful tailored necklace measures 21 1/2", from the hand formed sterling clasp. The Botswana Agate spheres, vary from 12mm to one 18mm, and are separated by round Garnets. The effect is a lovely smooth piece to wear with a business suit or casual wear.
enlarge 80KB, 576x555 122 Two Sterling Silver Hugs and Kisses Rings size 8 and size 9.
PRICE: $200 a pair, $125 each.
enlarge 53KB, 576x489 123 This set is made from Argentium Silver. Each link was formed by hand and soldered, then hammered and finished to 1200 grit. The clasp is marked 43, and I've designed it so that you can hook it anywhere for a variety of looks. The necklace is 26" long and at the widest 1 1/2" for the circle. The earrings 3 1/4" long and hang from hand made ear wires.
PRICE: $275. FREE SHIPPING TO THE US.
enlarge 49KB, 576x469 124 Shown in a circle, all of the cages have been soldered and attached to a sterling chain. The orbs are 15mm, and are just beautiful and cool. The necklace measures 18" long.
SOLD TO LEE CAPLAN FREE SHIPPING TO THE US.
enlarge 60KB, 576x477 125 Rough Tumbled Citrine separated by 8mm Garnets with 10mm and 8mm Laboradite beads at each end before the hand hammered clasp. This measures 20" long and the largest beads measure 1 3/4" long by 3/4" wide. This is a spectacular necklace to wear, and will compliment any outfit.
PRICE: $275.00 FREE SHIPPING TO THE US.
enlarge 31KB, 576x504 126 As shown on a form.
enlarge 30KB, 576x402 127 Shown on a form.
enlarge 54KB, 576x543 128 Tutti looking elegant.
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enlarge 62KB, 576x477 130 Made from seven banded carnelian beads, this wonderful tailored necklace measures 21 1/2", from the hand formed sterling clasp. The Botswana Agate spheres, vary from 12mm to one 18mm, and are separated by round Garnets. The effect is a lovely smooth piece to wear with a business suit or casual wear.
FREE SHIPPING TO THE US
enlarge 59KB, 576x481 131 One of my favorite necklaces to wear, this one has all the elements of splash and design that you will get many compliments on. There are six 18mm Botswana Agate spheres, separated by Garnets, and some Laboradite beads at each end near the hand formed Sterling clasp. Three carved agate leaves hand from Sterling rings between irregular Garnets on the side with 12mm Botswana agates. Two Banded Carnelian agates are shown at the center. The necklace measures 22 1/2".
FREE SHIPPING TO THE US
enlarge 47KB, 576x429 132 What a stunning necklace to wear that has some interesting stones. The six agate donuts have been linked with 18gauge Sterling silver bands and show Chinese Jade on the Carnelian donuts and Serpentine on the lime green. Two carved agate leaves hang from three Serpentine beads, with Laboradite beads on either side. The rough tumbled stones are separated on one side with the round Garnets, and irregular shaped Garnets on the other. The Sterling silver hand formed clasp has Laboradite chips and beads at the end. This measures 23" long.
PRICE: SOLD THANK YOU! FREE SHIPPING TO THE US
enlarge 54KB, 576x396 133 Here is a photo showing all five necklaces. There are two more in the works that belong to this Spring Fling series.
enlarge 64KB, 576x516 134 Rings ready to go in the boxes.
enlarge 39KB, 576x411 135 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED back of necklace
enlarge 43KB, 502x576 136 ROLLING WAVE PENDANT back.
enlarge 37KB, 576x436 137 Back of AROUND THE BEND
enlarge 76KB, 507x576 138 Top view.
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enlarge 63KB, 576x476 140 lace blank net line blank lace line blank line net blank cuff one cuff two
enlarge 75KB, 576x468 141 better view.
enlarge 79KB, 576x560 142 My fathers Abercrombie and Fitch Cartridge Bag. I turned this into a purse years ago, and just recently took off the strap I had on it, and created a new one using 12 g. Sterling and copper wire, hand hammered and formed into designs to hang Beanie's Brow Band so I could hang it over my shoulder.
enlarge 88KB, 576x536 143 Bag half opened.
enlarge 68KB, 576x436 144 Side of bag. Very heavy leather. This bag is about 50 years old.
enlarge 74KB, 481x576 145 Side view.
enlarge 68KB, 441x576 146 Other side.
enlarge 68KB, 576x509 147 Bottom
enlarge 38KB, 354x576 148 Hanging on porch railing
enlarge 50KB, 422x576 149 Another view.
enlarge 79KB, 453x576 150 Cowrie shell necklace and earrings, with vintage coral in angelskin and red, amazonite, rootbeer glass, matte faux tortoise art glass, peridot, and a large donut of agate with hand formed hanger. Sterling clasp hand made as well. SOLD
enlarge 97KB, 539x576 151 Shown on bricks. Should have sprayed it with water..........
enlarge 66KB, 576x358 152 Pink Agate, Swarovski crystal, Rock Crystal 3 strand bracelet with Sterling toggle clasp. Matching earrings have Sterling 'Spring'. Bracelet measures 7" by 1 1/2" wide, and earrings measure 1 3/4" long. SOLD
enlarge 58KB, 576x314 153 Laboradite, Botswana Agate, Garnet 2 strand Bracelet with Sterling toggle clasp. Agate donut stone held by glass delica seed beads measuring 7". Matching earrings on Sterling wire, 1 1/2" x 1" wide. SOLD
enlarge 59KB, 576x339 154 Three strand 7 1/2" bracelet of Swarovski purple AB cut glass stones, glass rootbeer free form stones, and oval art glass matte beads of rootbeer with spots. Matching 1 1/4" earrings on Sterling free form wires. SOLD
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enlarge 41KB, 335x576 158 5"x1" copper and 5"x1 1/4" brass designed with symbol for Beijing Olympics, to be cut into 4 smaller tabs, and finished to create a necklace and bracelet.
enlarge 93KB, 360x576 159 2" x 1" wide for pendant
enlarge 61KB, 310x576 160 Beijing Tag Necklace-has leather adjustable strand. 1 1/4" x 3", copper formed, hand cut pattern, brass bail. A Brass one like this was made for Martha Wadsworth, for her contributions to Pony Club, Eventing, and hosting the 'Ten Yen Event'. SOLD BUT MORE AVAILABLE
enlarge 56KB, 286x576 161 Back of Beijing tag.
enlarge 76KB, 383x576 162 Beijing Tag Necklace 2-has leather adjustable strand. 1 1/4" x 3", copper formed, hand cut pattern, brass bail.
enlarge 49KB, 264x576 163 Back of Beijing 2.
enlarge 52KB, 576x368 164 Copper and Sterling wire hand stamped and formed barrette, measuring 4" long by 1 1/4" wide with applied 12 gauge copper formed and hammered wire embellishment. SOLD
enlarge 50KB, 576x311 165 Back of barrette.
enlarge 117KB, 576x519 166 Four cuff blanks, top two rolled with antique lace fabric. Bottom two with netting.
enlarge 46KB, 576x331 167 Barrette and pieces rolled with netting. Bottom right is small strip that the netting was getting worn, but gives nice effect.
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enlarge 83KB, 458x576 169 TIME~~IS ON YOUR SIDE A hand formed cuff with a lacy and striped design with a Vintage Bulova Swiss watch, diamond chips in white gold arms, affixed with Sterling Silver wire. The cuff measures 1 1/4" wide, and the inside measurements are 2 5/8" wide by 1 7/8" depth. This can be formed around your wrist very easily. Watch is set at 4:43 - it is, after all, on your side.
enlarge 65KB, 576x558 170 Looking at the back
enlarge 75KB, 576x501 171 Showing my makers mark
enlarge 78KB, 576x532 172 Watch Stem.
enlarge 82KB, 576x560 173 NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT~~ This is a formed and lacy and striped textured Copper Cuff with a Vintage Helbros 21 jeweled watch with 2 small diamond chips in white gold on the arms. The cuff measures 1 1/4" and is formed to wear low on the wrist. The inside measurements are 2 1/2" by 1 7/8" and can be easily formed around your wrist. The watch is affixed with Sterling silver wire, and is set at 4:43-no time like the present.....
Price: SOLD THANK YOU! includes FREE shipping to the US
enlarge 72KB, 459x576 174 Top of Helbros.
enlarge 68KB, 576x487 175 Back inside of Helbros showing my makers mark.
enlarge 52KB, 576x331 176 Showing inside.
enlarge 40KB, 576x477 177 Five textured and formed copper cuffs, two with turquoise beads. Fits average size wrist. Lacquered inside to prevent oxidizing.
enlarge 43KB, 576x366 178 Four cuffs, and a barrette. Copper hammered, textured, formed. Gemstones wired on textured bent barrette form
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enlarge 66KB, 490x576 180 Three strand necklace with vintage celluloid long beads, Czech and German glass beads, black onyx, green artglass beads and a dark green donut stone bead with a Sterling bail and Sterling toggle clasp. I made this to match the wonderful hinged bracelet from Sue Sinclair that she hand painted. This is for my sisters birthday April 5th.
enlarge 56KB, 576x514 181 Byzantine chain necklace and bracelet of Sterling Silver. Necklace measures 1/2" diameter by 18", bracelet 1/2" diameter by 7 1/2"-8". Please inquire for pricing individually or as a set.
enlarge 83KB, 576x465 182 Byzantine bracelet in twisted and plain oval 14ga. sterling silver rings.
enlarge 52KB, 576x270 183 7 1/2" long Sterling toggle clasp and signature sterling disk tag.
enlarge 37KB, 576x569 184 Freeform carnelian stones - 1 1/4" x 1", wired with Sterling Silver on to round and oval rings, twisted and plain.
enlarge 65KB, 576x543 185 This 17" necklace uses Botswana Agate 15mm and 12mm round beads, wtih Garnet spacers, and Agate Carved Leaves which measure 1 1/8" by 3/4" and twisted Sterling rings with a Sterling Toggle clasp. Price: $145.
enlarge 80KB, 576x462 186 Double strand 17" necklace with tumbled rock crystal, amethyst,agate, carnelian, turquoise, amber, garnets, angelskin coral, Russian Amazonite with Irish Celtic cross, Sterling toggle and tag.
enlarge 52KB, 576x576 187 17" Byzantine Chain necklace and 7" bracelet for Cathy Gordon. All Sterling Silver in plain and twisted 14ga. oval rings-7.5mmx5.5mm with matching toggle closures and hand made heart charms with initials and stamped with DHT43 HandMade and Stering on the back. Custom orders only.
enlarge 43KB, 477x576 188 Another view.
enlarge 35KB, 394x576 189 Chain and grape leaves made of 20 gauge Fine Silver. Stamped and raised on the leaves after being cut out with a saw. gemstones included are Russian Amazonite, Freshwater Pearls, and Garnets. Necklace measures 18" long and grape leaves are on left, small leaf is 1 3/4", the large one in the middle is 2 3/4", and the medium leaf on the right 2 1/4". "You've done it again! Your..." View Comments...
enlarge 31KB, 367x576 190 back
enlarge 40KB, 573x576 191 taken on board with flash.
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enlarge 37KB, 576x521 193 back
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enlarge 59KB, 341x576 195 taken on Bully Hill grape picking box.
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enlarge 94KB, 517x576 197 on stone table.
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enlarge 88KB, 453x576 199 Front showing clasp "Dinah, Dinah, this piece i..." View Comments...
enlarge 69KB, 576x485 200 from side of caplet for Cathy Gordon to wear at the VFCJ Convention, Providence RI this year. 2007
enlarge 49KB, 576x492 201 from the top with crown piece lower right hand side
enlarge 33KB, 576x463 202 from front of caplet
enlarge 28KB, 576x453 203 right side caplet.
enlarge 32KB, 576x440 204 from back.
enlarge 30KB, 576x464 205 front
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enlarge 75KB, 576x550 207 Large Round Ring Byzantine Chain Necklace. Sterling. 18" x 1/2" diameter.
enlarge 38KB, 496x576 208 top just set back from center
enlarge 38KB, 576x527 209 top on center
enlarge 58KB, 460x576 210 showing pearls and swarovski center, the one swarovski at the base will slide up. There will be one row of these only and then the end row of pearls.
enlarge 66KB, 541x576 211 showing side of hat form top chalk line is at 5 inches
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enlarge 28KB, 576x412 213 20 gauge brass anticlast bracelet with a By Pass design. To me it has a very Arts and Crafts feel to it.
enlarge 31KB, 576x448 214 This started as a flat piece of brass 7" by 1 1/2" wide that I drew a design on, annealed, quenched in pickle, sawed out, and sanded.
enlarge 44KB, 576x502 215 I used a cross peen hammer to mark a design on the down side, and then annealled it again, because the marking work hardened it.
enlarge 34KB, 576x402 216 I then used a nylon hammer and fammered it down into a curved out channel in a piece of wood until it started to round the inside and stretch the outside.
enlarge 32KB, 576x558 217 After annealling it a few more times, I held the two ends with my one hand and hammered with the other making sure that the inside was staying round and free of ridges. I burnished the inside of the top gave it a final sanding with 4000 grit paper, buffed and polished it. "You are amazing Dinah!" View Comments...
enlarge 38KB, 576x432 218 Solarized view of cuff.
enlarge 39KB, 547x576 219 Sterling cuff one.
enlarge 30KB, 576x433 220 Sterling cuff 2.
enlarge 27KB, 339x576 221 Rock Crystal, rough turquoise, agate, vintage coral, peridot with Fine silver pendant. 20" The next 9 images were purchased by ULLA Ltd. (Ursula Brush) for the AEC's in IL in September for her booth to raise money for the Injured Rider's Fund.
enlarge 25KB, 467x576 222 Vintage Ivory and pink glass trade beads with 3 focal beads 15mm. Ulla tag
enlarge 27KB, 430x576 223 Tigereye and agate necklace with agate donut and textured copper bail. 17"
enlarge 47KB, 551x576 224 Agate and Sterling link bracelet with 2 charms, turquoise and bali spacers. 7 1/2".
enlarge 42KB, 570x576 226 Sterling wire and garnets. 2".
enlarge 46KB, 505x576 227 Sterling chain with vintage Swarovski beads in Peridot and aurora borealis cystals. 1 1/2".
enlarge 53KB, 522x576 228 Sterling Oval Plain and Twisted Jump Ring Bracelet-Byzantine Chain design. 1/2" diameter and 7 1/2" long.
enlarge 38KB, 576x408 229 It took me two hours to figure out how to take this photo with the necklace on me. It's always better on a human even if it's me. "Beautiful - incredibly bea..." View Comments...
enlarge 37KB, 500x576 230 Bridal Necklace and Earrings for Julia Berg. Crystals, Swarovski, Vintage and Freshwater Pearls. Strung on Silver wire. Freeform design.....What else? "ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT!!!" View Comments...
enlarge 48KB, 493x576 231 Shown on form with white silk.
enlarge 37KB, 576x415 234 Faux Pearl, coral and crystal lariat with brass/pearl clips.
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enlarge 41KB, 576x415 236 Back showing clips. Necklace measures 36" with the clips.
enlarge 55KB, 576x576 237 Close up of lariat.
enlarge 28KB, 576x417 238 14 ga. sterling wire hammered, soldered necklace, hand made clasp.
enlarge 21KB, 292x576 239 another way to wear it.
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enlarge 25KB, 433x576 241 Added hammered heart
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enlarge 17KB, 576x341 246 Stripped pearls sometimes give opal glass beads! I restrung this for myself. Gorgeous 12mm beads.
enlarge 12KB, 576x258 247 Close up
enlarge 52KB, 574x576 248 Remake for Lillian. She wanted a pendant made for the original necklace, minus the pearls, and an additional brooch in the same design.
enlarge 34KB, 576x258 249 Front of two pieces
enlarge 40KB, 576x409 250 Backs of pendant and brooch.
enlarge 77KB, 576x543 251 Lil wearing original necklace and pendant.
enlarge 44KB, 570x576 252 3 strand glass pearl necklace with wired focal plack. I cut out a 1 1/2" square out of brass, drilled holes for the strands and for the wiring of the beads. I then sawed out a matching back, with tabs. After I finished the wiring on of Czech beads, vintage beads, real pearls, leaves, garnets, and Swarovski Margaritas, and black diamond beads, I placed the back over it and clamped down the tabs to cover the wiring. Length of necklace is 24" 25", 26" and the focal part measures 2" by 2 3/4".
enlarge 47KB, 576x542 253 twisted version
enlarge 49KB, 576x562 254 Untwisted.
enlarge 42KB, 576x423 255 Back of center.
enlarge 66KB, 576x471 256 Focal
enlarge 41KB, 576x348 257 Side view
enlarge 38KB, 576x568 258 Brass hammered and formed leaves 1 1/2" by 1" wide. "Very nice!" View Comments...
enlarge 37KB, 576x498 259 view of side of one of the leaves
enlarge 45KB, 576x483 260 another view.
enlarge 39KB, 480x576 261 14 gauge, sterling and copper 3/4" long each link
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enlarge 33KB, 576x352 263 copper and sterling hearts 3/4" x 3/4" copper is 12 gauge silver is 14 gauge
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enlarge 49KB, 576x546 267 Copper and Sterling link bracelet. 1 1/4" x 7 1/2".
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enlarge 38KB, 376x576 269 Full front. Copper and Sterling link bracelet. 1 1/4" x 7 1/2".
enlarge 53KB, 526x576 270 Back View. Copper and Sterling link bracelet. 1 1/4" x 7 1/2".
enlarge 53KB, 576x573 271 Back view. Copper and Sterling link bracelet. 1 1/4" x 7 1/2".
enlarge 41KB, 576x492 272 Hexagonal Bakelite beads in Cream Spinich with hammered Sterling Silver fringe for Linda Lombardo.
enlarge 41KB, 560x576 273 showing chain used and toggle closure. Necklace is 17" long, and fringe drop at center is 2 1/2".
enlarge 83KB, 515x576 274 Shown on green tissue paper.
enlarge 62KB, 571x576 278 bracelet, collar and earrings
enlarge 48KB, 576x470 279 collar
enlarge 40KB, 576x354 280 Sterling hammered and formed bracelet and earrings for customer in Kennett Square, PA
enlarge 26KB, 576x264 281 back side
enlarge 59KB, 529x576 282 close up
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enlarge 54KB, 410x576 284 Antique Coral, Amber, Turquoise and Rock Crystal necklace with hammered Sterling pendant. Matching hammered earrings, and bracelet in Sterling. "Oh I want this! The colors..." View Comments...
enlarge 52KB, 534x576 285 Sterling 4" x 1" tag with hammered design.
enlarge 52KB, 536x576 286 back of tag
enlarge 54KB, 576x339 287 Shane (youngest son)35, Stephen (brother's son 19, Me, Greg (brother's son)18, Sean (oldest son)41. I'm 62. August 9, 2005.
enlarge 50KB, 576x576 288 Large Amber - 2" round by 1/2" thick. Sterling silver cap and hammered wire decoration.
enlarge 56KB, 504x576 319 Keuka Lake Brooch. Fold formed.
enlarge 56KB, 487x576 320 Finished brooch with real 3/4 pearls in shape of bunch of grapes.
enlarge 82KB, 576x564 321 Back of brooch.
enlarge 65KB, 505x576 322 Agates set in sterling bezels. The bezels are fitted to the stones, then soldered on sterling plaques with backs cut out and then set into the bezels by burnishing. Largest plaque is 2" smallest is 1".
enlarge 57KB, 501x576 323 Back of necklace.
enlarge 61KB, 522x576 324 1 1/2" square folded over and hammered 18 gauge copper for neck collar. These haven't even been cleaned up yet from the buffing.
enlarge 28KB, 576x392 325 Sterling forged, spring formed and hammered cuffs of 18gauge-1" wide by 6". Brass hammered earring discs, formed 18gauge-1 1/4" diameter.
enlarge 28KB, 576x398 326 Brass Disks.
enlarge 75KB, 576x524 327 JC Member from FL.Alicia's Andrews necklace.
enlarge 48KB, 576x278 328 Sterling formed and hammered clasp.
enlarge 62KB, 576x534 329 Side view showing neck half-collars. Hammered and forged disks with African Cat beads. Beads by Mona Hair. Attached by Sterling jump rings. 18ga copper, jumprings, and 20 gauge sterling wire with 14 ga. sterling for clasp. 18" with drop of 4".
enlarge 63KB, 576x455 330 Close up of side view.
enlarge 63KB, 507x576 331 Earrings in wave formation with gnarly boy beads. Beads by Mona Hair.
enlarge 71KB, 496x576 332 Solarized view
enlarge 60KB, 474x576 333 Black and White view.
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enlarge 51KB, 576x442 335 Rustic necklace of yellow jasper and colored agate beads on 18 gauge copper textured placques with Sterling wire, and jump rings, with copper hammered clasp. "i like how the yellow jasp..." View Comments...
enlarge 37KB, 512x576 336 Briolette domes are 7/8" long by 3/4" wide. Disk is 7/8" diameter, Brass hammered earrings are 1 3/8" diameter.
enlarge 63KB, 576x533 337 1 1/3" copper textured cuff embellished with Czech flowers and leaves - resting on my Beanie Baby.
enlarge 64KB, 576x497 338 Beanie and Harry discuss the new design.
enlarge 32KB, 576x432 339 Hey Harry........get over here. This bracelet and some of my newer pieces are going to be featured in the Artisan section of Ann Pitman's 3rd Volume of The Jewelry Box.
enlarge 36KB, 576x432 340 Honestly, what is she thinking?
enlarge 40KB, 576x492 341 snippets cut out of the hard solder piece, tiny little cuts.
enlarge 44KB, 576x461 342 another view of the solder curling when you cut it. You hold it upside down in your hand so that they don't fly all over, and snip carefully on to a paper towel.
enlarge 38KB, 576x526 343 size of snippets on plastic baggie. My logo is the size of a dime.
enlarge 38KB, 576x292 344 chain I'm making, soldered first set, and then going back to finish.
enlarge 58KB, 377x576 345 Four barrettes made for the Jewel Collect Katrina Auction
enlarge 55KB, 576x550 346 Two copper cuffs for Katrina Auction.
enlarge 55KB, 576x451 347 For International Jewelry Design Guild Silent Auction. Gentle wave copper hammered cuff and hand wired beaded barrette with turquoise, amber and coral.
enlarge 42KB, 576x381 348 Alicia's Barrette.
enlarge 44KB, 489x576 349 Torsade of 15 strands of red white and blue seed beads made for Ellen Boutelle MD for 84th birthday. Clasp of Drafthorse horseshoe nails formed on an anvil.
enlarge 20KB, 576x391 350 Two hammered brooches, one with texture, the other with texture and rolled in Sterling strip.
enlarge 51KB, 576x538 351 Sterling soldered rings drilled and beads added for earrings.
enlarge 41KB, 576x524 352 Copper fold over envelope necklace with hand made links and clasp.
enlarge 39KB, 576x368 353 Crown made for Sue Berryhill. Copper frame, drilled holes over texturing, hand wired Czech and Swarovski beads, flowers and crystals.
enlarge 74KB, 531x576 354 Planning the set for the Convention-July 05
enlarge 58KB, 413x576 355 Sawn, hammered, and soldered wire on Fine Silver 1 1/4" pieces to hang from Necklace-Sept-05
enlarge 67KB, 576x453 356 gemstones used
enlarge 39KB, 576x441 357 4" Fine Silver 3 diamonds brooch, 3 piece pin back hammered, wired with Sterling wire with pearls, agates, amber, coral, and turquoise beads.
enlarge 26KB, 576x399 358 3" two square, one diamond hammered fine silver with french barrette finding wired gems to match brooch.
enlarge 40KB, 528x576 359 7 1/2" 5 link Fine Silver hammered and formed bracelet with hand made clasp, soldered links and holes. Diamond shapes are 1 1/4".
enlarge 37KB, 553x576 360 Back of bracelet. All pieces marked with DHT 43+
enlarge 62KB, 553x576 361 My brooches-for Gallery show-Month of November-Liberty Street Cafe`
enlarge 55KB, 468x576 422 3" x 1 1/2" copper cutout for my son Shane. This is his logo for Fuel Clothing. An 'F' inside a flame.
enlarge 51KB, 390x576 423 Back of Pendant. All edges filed and smoothed, which took almost as much time as sawing out the pieces.
enlarge 40KB, 576x309 424 Re-do of a copper over tin bracelet made for my customer in IL. She bought it off Ebay and hated it. There were bezel set plastic oval 'stones' on the 3 middle panels, it was dingy and nasty and the bezels were riveted on so they stuck up when you had the bracelet on. I drilled a hole on either side of the one left by the rivet, and wired in rough turquoise for her and polished it up.
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enlarge 22KB, 576x219 427 Back after cleaning and wiring.