ABOUT ARTESAN JEWELRY
Handmade gold and sterling silver jewelry from Barcelona, Spain
I am an American expatriate living in Barcelona, Spain.
I became a metalsmith by accident. My daughter wanted a ring, but when I went to try to find one I was very disappointed. All that I could find were Chinese mystery metal pieces, or pieces that were definitely lacking in class or tatse. After months of frustration searching the internet and shops I broke out my torch, piled up a some old broken silver rings, and learned how to forge silver. I liked it so much I never stopped.
Currently I hand forge jewelry from silver and gold billets - not wire that I buy and whack with a hammer a couple of times for a forged "effect". Each of my rings requires hundreds of hammer blows and numerous annealings to keep the metal soft. Gently coaxing the metal into the shape and form that I have in my mind is my true Zen moment, where the whole world disappears…
Beginning in 2018 I will also be offering unique hand cast pieces in addition to my forged jewelry.
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