This was the first collection that incorporated 14k, 18k, and 21k yellow gold, and prominently featured faceted precious and semi-precious gems. It was also the fiursttime that almost every piece was created using lost wax casting. We used jeweller’s wax extensively to sculpt and form shapes and this decision actually opened a vast new world for me and enabled to explore new forms.
This year also marked the first time I used high end resinin my designs. As my designs are limited to a certain number, and are never repeated, it’s a challenge to find someone who will make a component for me in miniscule numbers. The results exceeded expectations and led to a limited edition of home ware composed of gem-like out-sized polished vases, plates, trays, and bowls in agate, coral, and horn finishes. One capsule collection comprised of thirty-six bowls in four finishes –hand-painted faux ivory, highly-polished gems, hand-painted matte watercolour waves, and the last, studded with large turquoise, coral, agate, and carnelian “boulders”.
The cuffs were in seven finishes. Faux ivorywas hand-painted in such detail that Schregerlines were actually visible. There were also finishes in translucent aquamarine, Sardiniancoral, wood bark, Chinese glazed pottery, and onyx. All were set with gems in yellow and white gold.