Hand-crafted metalsmith sterling silver jewelry by Tampa, FL artist Linda Pieroth Smith.
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MosaicSmith represents my creative journey in handmade, which began when I envisioned mosaic art as the ideal solution to decorate my patio after a move to sunny, hot and humid, Tampa, Florida. To add dimension to my mosaics, I learned to glass enamel my own hand-shaped copper elements. The process involves using either a torch or kiln to heat glass grains until they fuse. So fun!! From there, I’ve expanded my metalworking skills and have been focused on hand-crafted metalsmith jewelry since 2014.
When creating my jewelry, my starting place is always a picture in my head and raw materials: copper, brass, and sterling silver sheet metal and wire plus semi-precious gemstones, and glass enamel. From there, I use jeweler’s hand tools to cut, saw, texture (with a hammer or rolling mill), and/or forge the solid metal 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.
Custom orders 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 how-to's: http://MosaicSmith.Blogspot.com
Florida birds make a regular appearance on my jewelry. So fascinating to me!
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