Passions from within the Earth
Sunrise: Arches National Park

The earrings are enameled fine silver with 24k gold leaf.

The frame is ebonized walnut. The patinated, copper armature is magnetized and stays in place by a buried magnet in the frame. If one does not want to display the earrings, both armature and earrings can be removed.

The digital photo is printed on museum quality paper with UV protected inks and lamination.

Sunset: Canyon De Chelly, AZ, North Rim

The pendant is fine silver and enameled copper strips.

The frame is ebonized walnut. The patinated, copper armature is magnetized and stays in place by a buried magnet in the frame. If one does not want to display the pendant, both armature and pendant can be removed.

The digital photo is printed on museum quality paper with UV protected inks and lamination.

Coconino National Forest Mud

The earrings are cast and fabricated sterling silver, copper and brass.

The frame is ebonized walnut. The patinated, copper armature is magnetized and stays in place by a buried magnet in the frame. If one does not want to display the earrings, both armature and earrings can be removed.

The digital photo is printed on museum quality paper with UV protected inks and lamination.

Petrified Forest National Park Pendant

The pendant is patinated fine silver and petrified wood. (The petrified wood was sourced outside the National Park on private land.)

The frame is ebonized walnut. The patinated, copper armature is magnetized and stays in place by a buried magnet in the frame. If one does not want to display the pendant, both armature and pendant can be removed.

The digital photo is printed on museum quality paper with UV protected inks and lamination.

Petrified Forest National Park: close-up

The pendant is cast and fabricated sterling silver. The bail is a manipulated cast of petrified wood bark. The stones are natural petrified wood. (This material was sourced from private land outside the National Park.)

THE SUN: image I

This custom, ebonized, walnut shadowbox frame has five (one interior) of my images of the sun. One of the images opens out to present the necklace and earrings on a patinated armature in front of a foggy sunrise. The sides of the frame are carved with stylized sun's rays decorated in gold leaf.

The necklace is raw Spessartite garnet crystals. The clasp is a checkerboard faceted, butterscotch colored sapphire with 18k gold. The earrings are Baltic amber and 18k gold.

THE SUN: image II

This custom, ebonized, walnut shadowbox frame has five (one interior) of my images of the sun. One of the images opens out to present the necklace and earrings on a patinated armature in front of a foggy sunrise. The sides of the frame are carved with stylized sun's rays decorated in gold leaf.

The necklace is raw Spessartite garnet crystals. The clasp is a checkerboard faceted, butterscotch colored sapphire with 18k gold. The earrings are Baltic amber and 18k gold.

THE SUN: image III

The necklace is raw Spessartite garnet crystals. The clasp is a checkerboard faceted, butterscotch colored sapphire with 18k gold. The earrings are Baltic amber and 18k gold.

NIGHT SKY: image I

This custom, ebonized, walnut shadowbox frame has four of my images of the night sky. (Winter Crescent Moon, Moonset from Las Vegas Strip, Full Moon, and Cloudy Full Moon.) The lower front portion of the frame is a drawer which opens, and bows forward to present the necklace and earrings. The drawer-pulls are patinated sterling silver, crescent moons with surface texture. The sides each have five inlaid images of the moon's phases.

NIGHT SKY: image II

This custom, ebonized, walnut shadowbox frame has four of my images of the night sky. (Winter Crescent Moon, Moonset from Las Vegas Strip, Full Moon, and Cloudy Full Moon.) The lower front portion of the frame is a drawer which opens, and bows forward to present the necklace and earrings. The drawer-pulls are patinated sterling silver, crescent moons with surface texture. The sides each have five inlaid images of the moon's phases.

Night SKY: Jewelry

The necklace is made of 18 karat white gold and strung rough diamonds, with moonstones, and meteorites. The clasp is fabricated 18k white gold silvery full moons. The pendant is a baroque, freshwater pearl with a man-in-the-moon carved moonstone, peeking from behind. The earrings are large round pearls set behind both white and yellow "ridges".

WATER: image I

This custom, ebonized, walnut shadowbox frame has five (one interior) of my images of water in three states: liquid, gas and solid; and two characteristics: reflection and motion. One of the images opens downward to present the necklace and earrings on a padded display. The sides are silver leaf with stylized, patinated copper waves.

The necklace is made of aquamarine plaquettes, with 18k gold jackets. Each jacket illustrates one of the photographic images. (l to r: Window Frost, Popham Beach, ME, Dew on Grass, Grand Falls, AZ, and Lake Reflection.) The clasp is 18k gold and represents the pond reflection photo. The earrings are clear quartz and 18k gold, with etching behind representing the window frost.

Techniques used: etching, fold-forming, repoussé, chasing, rolling and hammering.

The digital photos are printed on museum quality paper with UV protected inks and lamination.

WATER: image II

This custom, ebonized, walnut shadowbox frame has five (one interior) of my images of water in three states: liquid, gas and solid; and two characteristics: reflection and motion. One of the images opens downward to present the necklace and earrings on a padded display. The sides are silver leaf with stylized, patinated copper waves.

The necklace is made of aquamarine plaquettes, with 18k gold jackets. Each jacket illustrates one of the photographic images. (l to r: Window Frost, Popham Beach, ME, Dew on Grass, Grand Falls, AZ, and Lake Reflection.) The clasp is 18k gold and represents the pond reflection photo. The earrings are clear quartz and 18k gold, with etching behind representing the window frost.

Techniques used: etching, fold-forming, repoussé, chasing, rolling and hammering.

WATER: image III

This custom, ebonized, walnut shadowbox frame has five (one interior) of my images of water in three states: liquid, gas and solid; and two characteristics: reflection and motion. One of the images opens downward to present the necklace and earrings on a padded display. The sides are silver leaf with stylized, patinated copper waves.

The necklace is made of aquamarine plaquettes, with 18k gold jackets. Each jacket illustrates one of the photographic images. (l to r: Window Frost, Popham Beach, ME, Dew on Grass, Grand Falls, AZ, and Lake Reflection.) The clasp is 18k gold and represents the pond reflection photo. The earrings are clear quartz and 18k gold, with etching behind representing the window frost.

Techniques used: etching, fold-forming, repoussé, chasing, rolling and hammering.

WATER: image IV

This custom, ebonized, walnut shadowbox frame has five (one interior) of my images of water in three states: liquid, gas and solid; and two characteristics: reflection and motion. One of the images opens downward to present the necklace and earrings on a padded display. The sides are silver leaf with stylized, patinated copper waves.

The necklace is made of aquamarine plaquettes, with 18k gold jackets. Each jacket illustrates one of the photographic images. (l to r: Window Frost, Popham Beach, ME, Dew on Grass, Grand Falls, AZ, and Lake Reflection.) The clasp is 18k gold and represents the pond reflection photo. The earrings are clear quartz and 18k gold, with etching behind representing the window frost.

Techniques used: etching, fold-forming, repoussé, chasing, rolling and hammering.

EARTHFORM

Suite of five pieces of jewelry, two pendants, two pairs of earrings, and necklace (out of sight) 18 karat yellow gold, petrified wood (sourced from third party, on private land) and fine silver. A four-photo, custom designed and hand-made, ebonized walnut, shadow-box frame with images of (top left, clockwise) Petrified Forest National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Coconino National Forest, and Lynx Creek State Park, AZ. Photos printed with archival inks, are matted, and laminated for UV protection.

EARTHFORM - open

Frame has hidden cabinets for storage of jewelry and armatures. Suite of five pieces of jewelry, two pendants, two pairs of earrings, and necklace (out of sight) 18 karat yellow gold, petrified wood (sourced from third party, on private land) and fine silver. A four-photo, custom designed and hand-made, ebonized walnut, shadow-box frame with images of (top left, clockwise) Petrified Forest National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Coconino National Forest, and Lynx Creek State Park, AZ. Photos printed with archival inks, are matted, and laminated for UV protection.