June 06, 2019
Please join us for a trunk show featuring the handcrafted in New York City fine jewelry by Jane Bartel.
Jane works in gold and silver creating organic and sculptural pieces, sourcing gemstones that are inspired by her love of the ocean and nature.
Please tell your jewelry loving friends and join us!
July 12-14, 2019. Refreshments will be served.
October 30, 2014
Here is a quick video of the behind the scenes process of creating jewelry using the ancient Keum Boo technique. This is originally a Korean technique of fusing pure 24k gold foil to pure silver, fine silver, through the use of heat and burnishing.
Starting with a sheet of fine silver, which is very soft and takes embossing beautifully, sandwich it between two textured brass sheets. The metal sandwich is then put through my rolling mill and the textures of the brass are transferred onto the fine silver through the pressure of the rollers.
The leaf shape is traced onto the embossed silver and then each piece is individually cut out with a saw. The silver leaves are then drilled with holes and sanded on the edges. Now they are ready to be heated up on the little hot plate.
As the silver is heating up, I cut out a tiny hydrangea flower shape from a sheet of paper thin 24k gold. Very carefully the gold piece is placed with tweezers onto the silver piece that has been heated. This process is a little stressful because the gold can easily tear or get blown off the silver at this point. The gold flower is then gently burnished down onto the silver with various metal tools using a circular motion.
The metals are permanently fused together through this process. It will usually take about a minute or two, depending on the heat which is between 500-700 degrees. There isn’t any glue or adhesive of any kind used, the fusing is done through the heat and burnishing.
I am in the middle of creating a series of new Keum Boo jewelry pieces. Some of them I will leave as is with the silver and gold combination and others I will dip into a silver blackening solution to create a gold and black combination. Here are some examples of the finished jewelry. As you can see through this video, each piece is a one of a kind original creation. No two pieces are alike.
Hope you enjoyed this behind the scenes peek as to the magic that happens daily in my studio! Be sure to ‘Like’ Garden of Silver on Facebook and sign up for our VIP list to stay updated about new jewelry, events and secret sales. Thanks!
A special thank you to my Advanced Computer Graphics student, David Garcia, for editing this video!
November 26, 2013
Garden of Silver is here to make your holiday shopping a breeze! Here are some gift options for the jewelry lovers in your life:
Flower Child- Floating Flowers and Water Garden Collections
Yoga Lover-Zen Collection
Rock Star-Midnight in the Garden Collection
Classy Lady-Spring Blooms and Summer Sunshine Collections
Divas-Silver and Gold
Garden of Silver also has Gift Cards available if you can’t decide among all the gorgeous jewelry selections. They are available in increments of $10, $25, $50 and $100. And, one lucky Garden of Silver customer will automatically be entered to win a $500 Gift Certificate! The winner will be chosen on 12/23/13. Happy shopping!
August 08, 2013
Hi Jewelry Lovers,
I am setting up my schedule for the holiday season and would like to know if anyone is interested in hosting a Garden of Silver Trunk Show (AKA Jewelry Party)?
I will provide $100 towards the purchase of appetizers/wine and arrive with a large selection of my handmade jewelry for your guests to purchase that evening.
The jewelry will range from $25-$250 so there will be something for everyone’s budget. My pieces are all individually handmade from sterling silver and some pieces have touches of 24K gold accents. Some of the pieces can be seen on my website but I usually bring the newest creations. I also have a very large selection of handmade, one of a kind, fused art glass wrapped in sterling pendants as well. Perfect for holiday gifts. Your guests can purchase by check, credit card, PayPal or cash and leave with their jewelry that evening so there is nothing else you have to do.
I am happy to provide you with an invitation you can email to your guests or paper ones if you prefer. Usually these trunk shows last about two hours with a minimum of 10 guests. Right now I am only doing shows in the NY/NJ/CT areas.
The hostess will also receive $150 in free jewelry of your choice as a thank you from Garden of Silver. Please let me know if you are interested via email or give me a call. I appreciate your support of my handmade in the USA jewelry company.
Eileen Baumeister McIntyre
February 16, 2013