Silver Wrapped Jasper Earrings by Julie Snyder
Gemstones finished with silver. Handmade sterling silver ear wire. .41" diameter. Handmade by Julie Snyder of Fitchburg, Wisconsin.
Julie Snyder uses traditional metalsmith techniques to create modern art-jewelry pieces. Each piece is created with an emphasis on clean lines and quality craftsmanship using only the ﬁnest materials. Fine silver wire is shaped, fused with a torch, hammered, then tumbled with steel shot to work harden the silver and create a shine. Sterling sheet metal is sawn, hammered, and forged to create texture and depth.
“I love the process of transforming metal into art. Beginning with the design process, to forging the metal, and setting the stones. Finally, when each piece ﬁnds it’s way to it’s new owner, this is deeply satisfying for me.”