Figurative Art Jewelry

It's getting cold, the leaves are crisp, gold and scattered across the trails... the perfect days for carving with tea and books on tape in the studio.  

Handmade Figurative Art Jewelry by Crystal Hartman  

Handmade Figurative Art Jewelry by Crystal Hartman  

This coming year we will feature a handfull of handmade, sculptural, figurative art jewelry pieces.  Each hand carved and cast into predominately recycled sterling silver and gold these earrings, rings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces will certainly inspire our flexibility...

Stay posted, available soon in the store.

xx

Crystal

A hand carved woman in Wheel Pose, a beautiful backbend around the finger in this sculptural ring perfect inspiration for our love of humanity, yoga or for a mantra on the oneness of it all...

A hand carved woman in Wheel Pose, a beautiful backbend around the finger in this sculptural ring perfect inspiration for our love of humanity, yoga or for a mantra on the oneness of it all...

September

Today we began sweeping golden leaves from around the studio door... the smell of approaching autumn on the wind brought the realization that summer is soon to end and that felt like my heart being torn out and carried across the meadow.  Then I remembered just how much I love the fall and sipped a long breath of sunny air.

Handmade predominately recycled sterling silver crossed arrow necklace from Crystal Hartman Art Jewelry, Durango Colorado... now available in the store.

Handmade predominately recycled sterling silver crossed arrow necklace from Crystal Hartman Art Jewelry, Durango Colorado... now available in the store.

Here's to soaking up the final days of summer and relishing in the changing of seasons! 

xx

Crystal

Lost Wax Casting in the Studio

We're casting today... melting old sterling silverware and recycling it into handmade jewelry! 

Sterling silverware ready to be melted down, recycled for the lost wax casting process.

Sterling silverware ready to be melted down, recycled for the lost wax casting process.

Each of our jewels at Crystal Hartman Art Jewelry are carved in wax and then cast into sterling silver, gold or bronze in the traditional lost wax jewelry making process. Working predominately with recycled sterling silver we cut it down, melt it and pour it into molds made around the wax carvings.  Once cool, we break the molds and are left with jewelry ready to be cleaned, sanded, soldered, buffed and polished.  Stones are set, pieces finished up and the jewellery is sent to its new homes!

Recycled sterling silver ready to be places in a crucible and melted.

Recycled sterling silver ready to be places in a crucible and melted.

Molten recycled silver cooling in the investment mold.

Molten recycled silver cooling in the investment mold.

Freshly cast recycled silver rings ready to be cleaned up...

Freshly cast recycled silver rings ready to be cleaned up...

Handmade silver rings cleaned up and set with turquoise, cheysoprase, moonstone, onyx and blue chalcedony.

Handmade silver rings cleaned up and set with turquoise, cheysoprase, moonstone, onyx and blue chalcedony.

Happy Holidays all! The jewellery from today's casting will be available at the Studio & Bizarre Bazaar this weekend in Durango Colorado... come and see us!

xo

Crystal