Nickel silver.

I’ve started working with nickel silver. Here’s what I have.

All handmade by me with love.


My Drum project

so I’ve been building a drum from scratch and I love it. I’ve had to learn how to weld, carve, fabricate, forge steel, etc..

I tightened it up today and it sounds great. I used goat skin on top. At first I used natural rope for the ‘keys’ but it broke so i had to settle for and nylon rope that I dyed in brown. The body is made of Walnut.

Let me know if you like it 😀

Ka (variation)

New bracelets from 2013

So it has been a while since I’ve posted anything here. So there it is. My first bracelet of a series of 10.

They will be available for sale at Naughti Gras in Saint Louis on the 1st and 2nd.

I will also be doing some live drawings with Henryk and Bryan from Concrete Ocean Gallery.

I hope to see you all there 🙂

jewelry by jeanjoel
jewelry by jeanjoel
jewelry by jeanjoel
jewelry by jeanjoel
jewelry by jeanjoel
jewelry by jeanjoel


Flash Challenge

A flash challenge was thrown by our metalsmith teacher Peg Fetter. You must Bezel set a stone on a surface that will be used as a pendant.

This is what I came up with.

I cut out a whole in the back of the stone so that the light may shine through.

More copper pieces…

I’m really enjoying making these ‘spoons’. They are so intimate and tactile. Copper is a very sensual metal. I like the raw look that my work has, almost primitive.

Let me know your thoughts. I like thoughts. Oh, and I love my teacher Peg Fetter.