Copper & glass enamel rounds by The Secret Wild Jewelry
Glass enamel finish, sterling silver hooks and silver & copper rounds. Cindy Donaldson, artist, metalsmith, and jewelry designer: I began creating jewelry during my treatment for breast cancer over three years ago. It started as a sanctuary for my soul during a very challenging time, and it brought unexpected healing and joy into my life. I design and create a line of rustic, organic jewelry that explores patterns and texture. Working with traditional metalsmithing techniques, I utilize a torch and kiln to enamel glass grains to copper and sterling silver forms. Adventuring into unknown outcomes results in each jewelry piece becoming a one-of-a-kind treasure. I draw inspiration for my jewelry from various things, including the mountains that surround my home, pottery, and artifacts left behind in abandoned cabins. I strive to interpret both the rugged and gentle beauty of the Yukon into my designs in an organic way that tells the story of this tremendous untamed land.