Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Heron Alights

When the previous winter seemed set in at its worst . I was drawn to reminisce about that day at harrison lake, when I encountered a heron. After sorting through some of the photos in my collection . I was freshly inspired, so I went ahead and made another pendant of the heron . This
time out of silver ,
                                     with our heron striking an alternate pose.

Hand Fabricated , Chased , And Engraved by Ray o. Hyder

Sterling Silver Heron pendant

Dimensions : 58 mm x 50 mm x 1.75 mm

Stone : 3mm Green Tourmaline

Total Wt. 32 gr.

Frog Earrings

Having had an idea for a pair of earrings , I decided I would try the concept out in sterling silver , A metal more forgiving  for experimentation.

Here on a pair of silver leaves , are two tiny frogs .

Each one cut with a fine saw blade
and sculpted with a chisel
by hand ,
chased and engraved for detail , And assembled all together for the final result .

Hand fabricated , Chased , and Engraved by Ray o. Hyder 2010

Sterling silver post earrings