Why silver?

November 14, 2008













Someone asked me recently at a show, why I work predominantly in silver? According to my friend Michelle, who makes the most intricate and lovely jewelry and is as well versed in gem lore as a person can be, "silver, sign of Cancer and Aquarius, is connected to the moon and the ocean. It is a very feminine metal, helps to improve communication, increases perception, and regulates emotional and intuitive energies". I also  know it has the highest electrical and heat conductivity of any metal, so, in light of the fact that we are warm blooded and emit electrical charges, it all makes sense that when folks wear my jewellry they say things like "it feels like a tatoo" or they truly can feel the "energy flow through the piece". Silver at one time was more rare and highly prized than gold. For myself, though I deeply enjoy the colored gold alloys I often work with, silver is the first metal I reach for. It is the color in which the visualizations that eventually become my work appear. It's like a mirror or a perfect reflection of the soul.



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