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In our studio we bring a modern spirit to the ancient technique of granulation. Finding meditation in the application of tiny spheres of gold, we hand fabricate one-of-a-kind pieces in 22kt, platinum and sterling silver.  Starting with recycled 24kt gold, we make our own 22kt gold alloy in sheet and wire. From the wire, we make 12 different sizes of granules (.15mm to 4.0mm) to incorporate into our designs. All pieces start with fusing, and many pieces also incorporate filigree, forging and repousse. Larger gemstones are bezel-set and smaller accent stones are flush-set within the granules themselves, a very delicate process. While a majority of our work is in 22kt yellow gold, we also granulate in our custom 22kt white and rose gold alloys as well as platinum. In addition to the 22kt yellow gold elements in our work, many pieces also include forged sterling silver that we oxidize to a steely finish. 18kt yellow gold is used in supporting roles such as ear wires and linkages.

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.