Hybrid Jewellery – joining soldering and wire wrapping techniques

Before I studied as a jeweller I started out by making wire wrapped jewellery. I was fascinated by the design possibilities that could be achieved with the simple use of some wires a coupe of pliers. I was also aware of it’s limitations, which is why I decided to take my studies further.

I was convinced that learning how to solder and set stones would take over from my interest in wire work but that didn’t happen. In fact, I began to feel that my style would develop from merging the two into hybrid pieces. I start out with a soldered frame and traditional stone setting and then add wire weaving and layering to add texture and decoration to the pieces.

I leave you with some examples of the work I’ve been developing in this style.

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