People ask me: what is your inspiration? I tell them I look at the piece of flattened recycled silver and let it tell me what it wants to be.
The technique of melting Sterling Silver into a liquid mass and transforming it into a piece that is flat, a round rod, wire or tubing is not an easy task. I make an ingot (a lump of metal) by heating silver past its melting point in an ingot mold. The ingot is passed through a rolling mill, which flattens it or thins the silver into square wire. The flat piece or square wire is then textured. All pieces are stamped with 925, the legal numbers that represent Sterling Silver, my last name, the word recycled, the year, and a copyright © symbol.
Thank you for your interest in my work, and the ethical sourcing of Sterling Silver, which helps me to keep my promise to do my best at not further harming the planet.