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  • New work: Gold, platinum, sterling

    New work: Gold, platinum, sterling

    © J L. Collier — “Tokyo by Sea” neck pendant

    © J L. Collier — “Outer-Worlds & Anime” series, earrings

    © J L. Collier — “Hinged Marquise” neck pendant

    © J L. Collier — “Oblong Galaxy” series, earrings

    © J L. Collier — “Lines & Forms” series, earrings

    J has been quite busy in recent months creating an extended amount of very detailed jewelry works utilizing the keum boo technique with precious metals 24K gold, platinum, and sterling. The results are really exquisite, equally elegant and playful. You can see much more of these fresh pieces on his new website, jlcollier.com.

    –Amy

  • Jewelry collection

    Jewelry collection

    © J L. Collier — untitled

    Hand formed fine silver, textured, patina, 24K keum boo accent, freshwater pearls, sterling neck wire; hand cut stainless steel, heat patina, 24K keum boo accent, sterling neck wire; stainless steel, freshwater pearls, stainless steel cable, sterling clasp and adjustment chain, freshwater pearl accent

  • Press » PATINA book

    Press » PATINA book

    Seen above, the contents of a spring parcel from the UK. J's work is included in this beautiful hardback book—PATINA: 300+ Coloration Effects for Jewelers & Metalsmiths by Matthew Runfola—conceived, designed, and produced by Quarto Publishing in London and published in North America by Interweave Press. This photo rich book is a terrific resource for patination and coloration techniques.

    –Amy

    © J L. Collier — Felix Helix ring

    “Blackened steel, natural brass, and copper are used for the design elements composing this ring. Using color to differentiate components within an object is a wonderful way to have the viewer focus on parts as well as the whole.”

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