Monday, April 22, 2013

Metallography......Inspired Jewelry Designs!

Pewter Cross with Fleur de Lis

Over the past weeks, I have been searching for new artisans on and found beautifully crafted metal creations made by Maggie of Atlanta, Georgia.  Her shop is entitled “metallography”.  As she says in her profile, she “loves making something out of nothing” and it has become her passion and motivation with her unique creations.  Metalsmithing re-entered Maggie’s life through a series of happenings and she now creates beauty to be worn using techniques in this new venture that had been hidden away.  As well as creating unique designs, she also sells pewter crosses and fleur de lis to other “creators” that they incorporate into their own “pieces”. 
Heart Pendant

My personal favorites are her hot-stamped metal hearts and a very unique pendant with a tiny scroll within its rim.  She describes the process of hot stamping as taking either a cut piece of brass or copper, adding solder and heat with a blow torch to the melting point, and while the metal is molten, it is pressed with a rubber stamp, taking on the imprint.  No two pieces are alike making them one of a kind, further enhancing their individual and eclectic beauty. 
Friendship Scroll Pendant
Maggie's pipe bezel pendant, which is entirely handmade, features a fleur de lis soldered onto the side.  The rosary-style chain is hand-wrapped and made with cut amazonite beads.  Hanging from the bezel is a tiny cluster of mother-of-pearl beads in aqua with a crystal hand-cut teardrop beneath.  Held within the bezel is a message on handmade paper’s the friends we meet along life’s path who help us appreciate the journey”.  Beautiful!  It reminds me of the friends I have made along the way and the wonderful people – designers and sellers of eclectic creations in this world – who have changed my life through their love of what they do.

I highly recommend Maggie’s creations and her shop.  Maggie’s designs can be found at will love them! 

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