Barking Dog Jewelry Design Studio
A mixture of traditional goldsmith, silversmith and blacksmith techniques are used to create gold & silver jewelry, predominantly through a modified repousse technique I developed in 2002. Other techniques include hand forged gold & sterling silver; 14K, 18K gold & sterling silver sand and lost wax casting, and hand made/hand soldered bracelets & chains in sterling silver & 14K gold. Most of my tools date from the 18th and 19th C. With respect to style, my knowledge base is heavily influenced by historic texts, paintings, etchings, and probate inventories while many of the techniques used have been reverse engineered using methods learned as a historic archaeologist. The modified repousse’ technique I developed arose from this type of work.