From way back I’ve been a “texture girl”. It affects a lot of things for me – from the food I eat to the clothes I wear, and yes, to the jewelry I make. Texture can make or break things for me. I don’t like scratchy clothes, gritty foods, smooth dishcloths. I don’t like corn tortillas, instead I favor flour ones, because I don’t like the texture of corn tortillas. You get the idea.
This piece was textured by hammering the sterling onto concrete – in the driveway. LOVE the effect.
More window screening
This pendant shows some chasing all around the bezel, on the wire.
Etching can provide texture either in terms of a ‘scene’ or just a random pattern.
The two pieces below are samples of reticulation. (using heat – torch – to create texture) The earrings have an added layer of texture as holes were drilled and then the metal was run through the mill to elongate the holes.
These final earrings combine reticulation, chasing, and roller mill printing.
These are just some of the things I do with texture.