|I have lived in San
Diego since 2011 and have found it inspiring
to be creative and to experience art with others in person in San Diego.
I have been experimenting in different media including
anodized titanium jewelry, photography and Batik.
|I use titanium sheet
which I cut and sand
(to smooth and shape the edges)
buff or give a brushed finish
and then may anodize
(to create voltage-determined surface coloration)
and engrave with designs.
For earrings, I use preformed ear wires made of titanium or niobium -
both of which are inert metals
that are extremely hypoallergenic.
|Titanium is very
strong and lightweight, making titanium jewelry
quite comfortable to wear.
For necklaces I use sterling silver wire
to attach my titanium pendants
to preformed sterling silver chain.
making titanium jewelry by hand, I enjoy creating
new ‘looks’ which can range from brilliant or
on highly-polished titanium
(with or without distinct hand-engraved designs)
to shimmery, reflective,
with subtle color changes
through highly engraved areas.
hope you can come by
and see some examples