Silversmithing has been a hobby of mine for a few years now. I enjoy the challenge of building in silver.
Because of the cost of silver, I generally work in thinner gauges meaning control of temperature during a soldering operation is critical. I also find this makes me make smaller parts so detail work is very important.
I hand cut and file my silver work, I do this because it is the process of building more than the finished part that I enjoy. This is also why I tend to not polish out my tool marks on all my finished pieces, I cannot compete with industrialy produced silver so I prefer that the final piece shows signs of handworking.
I have split the displayed silverwork on this website into to main categories, the small and experimental and the large and complex.
If you are interested in some custom hand made silver jewellery please let me know.