About My Jewelry

My PMC jewelry is made of fine silver/.999/PMC, various karats of gold, and natural rubies & sapphires.
All pieces are handmade and are either one-of-a-kind, or limited edition pieces. No two pieces are alike even if the same patterns are used. Each piece is painstakingly carved and handmade specifically for you. I sell my jewelry at art shows and museums throughout the country. Please confirm an up-dated show schedule before attending a show. Or you can email me directly for a purchase.

My "Dragonfly in Summer" pendant (above) was a chosen finalist in the 2006 Saul Bell Design Award. It is a fine silver hollow body with 24k gold and precious gem stones.

I have done it again! My pendant "Calling" (right) was chosen finalist in the 2008 Saul Bell Design Award Competition. It consists of a domed fine silver body with a leaf texture in the background. The story pieces in the foreground are made of 22k gold. The floating gemstones consist of three sapphires and one ruby. Both my pendants are from my "Earth Series". The Earth Series contains my artistic interpretation of my vivid visual memories of the outdoors while flyfishing for trout or salmon.

Due to popular request, I finally added my flameworked glass to my website! My glass bead necklaces and earrings are made of moretti glass, 22-24k gold & sterling silver. I often use both, opaque and transparent glass to achieve depth and dimension in my pieces. The design of my glass bead jewelry is inspired by my love for the works of the painter Gustav.Klimt.

You can now also purchase my glass works in the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY. If you have seen the diversity and breadth of the museum's astonishing collection, then you are aware of that the Corning Museum of Glass is a worldrenowned place well worth a visit. You can also try your hands in making glass yourself in one of their many workshops. I am honored to display my work in the museum shop.

My most recent direction in glass is sculptural. My miniature vessels are up to 2 inches tall. The soft glass is gathered at the end of a hollow mandrel, blown out, and later shaped to form fully functional vessels. One can wear the glass vessels as jewelry, but many people prefer collecting these adorable miniatures for display at home. Each vessel has a sculptural glass stopper made to fit just the one container. The glass vessels can safely store a scented oil or other liquids. My future glass work will include figurative art glass sculpture in borosilicate glass.




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Claudia S. Atkins Handmade Precious Metals & Gems
(610) 329-8370

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