Parra Collection

Named for the word for "vine" in Spanish, this collection is inspired by the inlaid stones in old sidewalks in Granada and Madrid, Spain. For this series of jewelry I use a unique texturing process to create a pattern of color that actually sits into the silver background. Small indentations are made in the silver sheet, the sheet is cut and formed, the indentations are then filled with contrasting colors of glass enamel, then sanded to a smooth satin finish, to create a bold pattern. Because the enamel is placed by hand, and the firing process is different every time, no two pieces are exactly alike. I wanted to use this texturing process to create a design, rather than an all-over pattern. It allows me to use colors in a very different way.