Artists & Fleas

Don't forget to get yourself or a loved one something special and handmade this holiday season! Come by this weekend and say hi! Saturday and Sunday 10-7 at Artists & Fleas, 70 N 7th St, Brooklyn NY.

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Floral Ornaments

Introducing a new concept this holiday season! Every week I'll be working in the studio and adding to this collection of ornaments. These will all be available for sale every Saturday and Sunday this month at Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg. Thinking I should also make some statement pendants...

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Hand Painted Backdrop by Talented Illustrator John Lee

As the holidays were approaching, I wanted to do something special for my booth display at winter market shows. So I asked my good friend John Lee, whose work I've always admired even since we were teenagers in Memphis, Tennessee, to create something that would echo the aesthetic of my work. I was blown away when I received this beautiful piece of artwork. 

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Commissioned Geode and Silver Ring

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A friend of mine was looking for a special anniversary gift for his girlfriend, telling me how they enjoy surfing and appreciate the beauty in nature. With that in mind, I made an acid etched silver band inspired by a photograph I had taken while visiting the coastal villages of Cinque Terre in Italy, and I prong set a natural geode to complete the ring. The result: a nature inspired cocktail ring for a girl who loves life by the ocean.

Process of Making a Commissioned Necklace

A former neighbor of mine, from the time we both lived in Bushwick, sent me an idea to create a necklace from.

From top left to bottom right: concept, finished piece, constructed brass rings over a sketch of the silver backing, 18k gold castings over the silver backing before cutting and refining, Phira wearing the finished piece.

From top left to bottom right: concept, finished piece, constructed brass rings over a sketch of the silver backing, 18k gold castings over the silver backing before cutting and refining, Phira wearing the finished piece.

From that image I constructed rings out of brass, made silicone molds of them, and cast the rings in 18k yellow gold. The rings were then soldered onto a silver backing that I cut out.

It was such a pleasure to make this special statement piece for a friend! 

Making Spheres

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An update to the Bass:Brim collection, these spheres were originally hand cut out of brass sheet and formed into two domed halves on a dapping block.

In the production of each silver piece, the two halves of each style are cast separately from a mold made of the original brass models. After soldering the halves together, I clean, assemble and patina each piece by hand.

How It's Made

Sneak peek at some jewelry pieces coming out soon. Like all my work, these prototypes in the making are entirely made by hand, by me!

Earth, Wind, and Flair Chime

Original model of Earth, Wind, and Flair Chime  

Original model of Earth, Wind, and Flair Chime  

Adornment for the home!t This wall accessory was made and manufactured for Modcloth. I designed and fabricated all original components in the Manhattan Revello studio in Flatiron.

To see the Modcloth product listing click here:  http://www.modcloth.com/shop/decorative-accessories/earth-wind-and-flair-chime

Introducing my new blog!

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Pair of owls in brass  

Hello world! I figured it's about time I create a blog to share with you my creative process. On here you'll be seeing work for my own brand, commissioned pieces, hired design, and even projects that may not necessarily reach full fruition. 

As my first blog entry I would like to share with you some of *a lot* of what I do: making prototypes. Lately I've been playing around with more literal representations of flora and fauna.