Hand-hammered metal marries ancient technique and new design
Posted On: 06.19.2013 | Posted In: Jewelry
Hand-hammered equals handcrafted!
Hand-hammered metal is a hallmark of handcrafted jewelry. Laura J Designs uses hammering for texture and shape to create delightful pieces of silver and vermeil. Hand-hammered metal is the original, ancient way to make jewelry. (Use hammer loosely here – think rock) With sophisticated tools available, hand-hammered technique is thriving.
The Hammer still falls!
The jewelry hammer is found in virtually every jewelry design studio. It’s a versatile a tool with heads of varied sizes and materials, designed to create remarkable jewelry.
Jewelry Artisan Laura Jackson of Laura J Designs uses the hand-hammered technique to achieve subtle texture. The Justine necklace of hand- hammered silver and vermeil circles shows the power of texture.
Hand-hammering is key. Artists work with metal to coax shape and texture, adding stones. VOILA! Beautiful hand-hammered jewelry! The sterling silver circles and ovals in this exquisite necklace with the blue topaz drop wasn’t made by a machine, nor was this labradorite and gold-filled necklace. Those golden double circles felt the touch of the artisan’s finely honed hand-hammered technique.
Don’t forget EARRINGS! Hand-hammered texture is alluring
Texture changes the way light works with metal. These hand-hammered silver earrings with apatite accents shimmer with subtle beauty of texture. The hand-hammered face of the gold-fill bars with green amethyst crystal equals fabulous. Rutilated Quartz is a beautiful stone; the hand hammered vermeil discs make it an original.
Come pick out your jewelry of hand-hammered metals – light, texture and hand -crafted beauty.
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