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Author Archives: Susan Lomuto

jocelyn he: paper and metal, petals and lines

Jocelyn He’s collection of paper and metal jewelry offers an interesting spin on laser-cut technology. Inspired by plants, she uses watercolors to draw marks and details on the paper first, then cuts the shapes.

Jocelyn He


Jocelyn He


Jocelyn He

To transform the 2-D illustrations into 3-D jewelry, the artist use stainless steel wire for the structures, attaching each piece by hand to build the delicate forms.

Jocelyn He


Jocelyn He


Jocelyn He Brooch


Jocelyn He


Jocelyn He

Jocelyn He’s website

laura hart: fused glass butterflies

When we checked in with Laura Hart two years ago she was creating fused and flameworked glass orchids. . .lovely and lifelike. Hart is now busy creating life-size butterflies, equally as lovely, with painstaking details.

Hart Queen Alexandra Birdwing Butterfly


Hart Queen Alexandra Birdwing Butterfly

The fused and cast glass butterflies, with sterling silver legs, antennas and proboscis, are just beautiful (metal fabricated by Chele Martin).

Hart Swallowtail Butterfly

Hart’s attention to detail is impressive. . .according to her Facebook page, the bodies are cast in two stages, and the wings are fused in several stages to accurately create the veining and patterns.

Hart Blue Morpho Butterfly


Hart Mother of Pearl Morpho Butterfly

Laura Hart’s website

Laura Hart on Facebook

DAM post about Laura’s work in 2013

susan elnora: fabricated animal skeletons

New Mexico based metalsmith Susan Elnora translates imagery that “reflects a connection to spirit, awareness, curiosity and playfulness” into collections of silver and gold jewelry.

Susan Elnora Buffalo Skill

Buffalo Skull, sterling and oxidized silver

Shapes are sawed, filed, folded, forged and soldered together using recycled metals.

Susan Elnora Bird Skull

Crow Skull Necklace, sterling silver

She believes jewelry can be more than just a way to adorn our bodies and her work explores jewelry as powerful expression of memories, dreams and intentions as well as a symbol of our personal myths.

Susan Elnora Frog & Lily Pad Necklace

Frog Skeleton & Lily Pad Necklace, sterling silver, 18k gold
[The frog has eight riveted joints and the lotus flower has rotating petals]

Susan Elnora Frog Skeleton Sketches

The images here are from her Animals and Birds collections – I found myself mesmerized by the lines and details of the skeletons, and the message they might hold for the wearer. Please do check out her Landscapes collection too. Nicely done.

Susan Elnora Hidden Window Raven Necklace

Hidden Window Raven Necklace, sterling silver, 14k gold
[riveted wing opens to reveal window containing 14k rose gold skull]


Susan Elnora’s website

You can also find her on Facebook

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