I make metal jewelry and shawl pins using copper, brass and silver. My designs are one-of-a-kind. I never use molds and I make sure the pieces are lead-free. I design the pieces, cut the metal for the bases, hammer them, mold them and then cut wires and small pieces of metal sheets to create the flowers and all the designs that go on top of the pieces. I coat some pieces with a patina by using nitric acid and a torch.
I attended RIT in Rochester, NY for metals and jewelry and have been a creating art for 13 years.