Hand-crafted metalsmith sterling silver jewelry by Tampa, FL artist Linda P Smith.
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MosaicSmith represents my creative journey in handmade, which began in 2005 when I learned mosaic art to decorate my humid, Tampa, Florida patio. To add dimension to my mosaics, I then learned to glass enamel my own hand-shaped copper elements. The process involves using a torch or a kiln to heat glass grains until they fuse. So fun!! From there, I’ve expanded my metalworking skills and have focused on hand-crafted metalsmith and silversmith jewelry since 2014.
When creating my original design handmade jewelry, I start with a vision and raw materials. Favorites include copper, brass, sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones, and glass enamel. From there, I use jeweler’s hand tools (saw, hammers, torch, texture stamps, rolling mill...), to make elements to begin to bring the design to life. These elements will be torch soldered or connected with a cold connection like rivets. I use very few commercially made pieces, mostly sterling silver earring posts, ear nuts, and sometimes ear wires and chains.
The common thread through all my projects is a love of nature, especially birds, as well as geometry & patterns. And color, I love color! I strive to create unique, quality, products always handcrafted one at a time. Some designs are simpler and can be reproduced but many are exclusive, intricate and one-of-a-kind.
All pieces in my shop are ready to ship and will be on their way to you no later than the next business day.
Custom orders are available on select jewelry items if materials are in stock. Email to inquire: LindaSmith@mosaicsmith.com or click 'Contact' above.
Linda's jewelry is also available at http://MosaicSmith.etsy.com
Blog with mosaic art how-to's: http://MosaicSmith.Blogspot.com
Florida birds make a regular appearance on my jewelry. So fascinating to me!
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