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unique art jewelry beltbuckles and bolos
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designer sculptural animal jewelry
Animals


nature environmental designer jewelry
Nature/Enivronmental


feminist and goddess designer handmade jewelry
Feminist/Goddesses


unique designer mermaid and dragon fantasy jewelry
Dragons/ Mermaids


wonderful talismanic and amulet energy jewelry
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designer handcut rare cabochons
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Archive



Welcome to my Archive Gallery

Here you will find examples of my work spanning some 40 years. Enjoy and feel free to contact me should any of my designs inspire you or should you wish to have a special piece commissioned for you.

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Early Work

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Masterpieces from the '80's

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one of a kind Environmental jewelry -Laurie Stetzler

Oracular Ecos

Enironmental statement. The halting hand in front of the fragile turquoise representing the earth. The forms of alternative emerging from the palm. I first learned of the danger to the environment in a civics class when I was 14 years old. It has remained a prime passion in my life. this piece was sold in the early 1970's
Materials: Sterling, high content copper gold, Australian turquoise
Technique: Handcarved, lost wax cast elements.

one of a kind anti-war brooch - Laurie Stetzler
Warfly

A statement in precious metals on the Vietnam war.
Materials:sterling, glass fired enamel, coral eye.
Technique: lost wax cast, enameling, repousse. Wings were made by incising lines in set up investment, then pouring wax into the lines, removing it and casting it.

one of a kind Cornucopia multi-media neckace - Laurie Stetzler
Cornucopia Neckace


The Goddess' horn of plenty. This piece was sold long ago.
Materials:Ivory, black coral, carved pine wood, brass, sterling.
Technique:Playful. Metals of brass and sterling joined and then acid-etched to achieve the texture; lost wax cast elements; handmade chain and clasp.

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one of a kind Artemis brooch - Laurie Stetzler
Arrows of Artemis


This piece has been shown in several competitions, including the Niche awards finals. This is connected exclusively with rivets. The crystal is Dioptase, which is rare, rare in this quality. It has an invented by me handmade clasp and central piece is the Mokume`.
Materials:14K Rio Grande gold, sterling, dioptase crystal, Mokume` Gane`.
Materials:14K Rio Grande gold, sterling, dioptase crystal, Mokume` Gane`.
Technique:Handcarved, lost wax cast; riveted; Original patented Laurie Stetzler designed springloaded heavy brooch pin back.

one of a kind mokume gane brooch jewelry
Crystal Gazer
This is held together exclusively with rivets. The swirl patterns are Mokume`, an ancient Japanese technique of layered metals. Has an original invention clasp mechanism.
Materials:14K Rio Grande gold, sterling, enamel, diamond, Gem Chinese turquoise cut by myself.
Technique:Handcarved, lost wax cast; riveted; Original patented Laurie Stetzler designed springloaded heavy brooch multiple barb pin back.

one of a kind gold Dragon Pendant - Laurie Stetzler
My Dragon Pendant
This is my personal Talisman.
Materials:Rio Grande gold, enamel, Moonstone, opal and ultra gem quality Lavender and Amber split Jade round cut by myself.
Technique:Handcarved, lost wax cast; Rhodium partial plating.



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one of a kind Amethyst patented hinged collar necklace - Laurie Stetzler
Amethyst collar


Patented self-invented closure. Riveted holder for the crystal. Hinged so that amethyst swings. Hand forged collar. Sterling.

one of a kind Coral jewelry collar necklace
Blue coral Neckpiece
Hollow raised repousse' sterling. Riveted blue coral into repousse holder. Lots of rivets, cool self-invented closure.


Lapis, Mokume Forged Neckpiece

Lapis, Sterling forged multipiece neckpiece. Tourmaline crystal is on a hidden hinge so it swings. Mokume accents.



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one of a kind Shell cuff bracelet - Laurie Stetzler
Hollow Cuff bracelet

Raised, hollow riveted shell bracelet, has dapped hollow inside for the wrist bone to rest comfortably on the wrist. Shells are pieces from the naturally colored "Pectin Noblis" shell from Australian waters. Gold, sterling. Amazing piece.

one of a kind married metals brooch
Riveted Shell Brooch

Orange natural color inset "Pectin Noblis" shell. Tiny rivets hold the shells to the original technique "married metals" brooch. I tried for a "seaweed" look in metals here.

one of a kind Purple Shell repousse brooch  - Laurie Stetzler
Repousse` Purple Shell Brooch

Repousee to fit cut "Pectin Noblis" shell part. Amazing natural color from Australian waters. This brooch is hollow. Sold in a New York City show in the 1980's. I loved these shells. No one was quite sure how I riveted them without breaking them! Actually, I invented a tool just for this. 14K Gold.

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one of a kind gold, silver Earrings pierced overlay  - Laurie Stetzler
Pierced Overlay Earrings

Very delicate sterling cut-outs riveted on gold.

one of a kind Sugilite Mokume Brooch
Sugilite Mokume Brooch

Sugilite, Mokume sterling brooch. Riveted piece raised to create dimension. other parts bezeled in.



This work was created at a time when I felt the need to express the irony, the beauty, and the things which are not always what they seem.
The masks are made in Sterling and Bronze or Gold in a process called "married metals". This process, to my knowledge, has never been used in Lost Wax cast pieces..

These pieces are for sale. Please contact me for information


one of a kind Jewelry Mask pin Gold Mask Pin-Laurie Stetzler-Design Works Jewelry
Hidden Agenda

Pin/Pendant. This mask is not as sanguine as the others. It is a mask within a mask. It is descriptive of the times when what you see is not what you believe you’re seeing.
Materials: Electrum and 18k Rio Grande gold inlay, coral, shell teeth.
Technique: Handcarved, lost wax cast; handmade hidden hinge.

one of a kind Goddess Shrine one of a kind Goddess Shrine
Our Lady of the Buried Heart:
This piece is fraught with symbolism, most of which is for your interpretation. I will say one only shows one’s heart when they feel it’s safe; to provide this safety I have given "Our Lady" a mechanical clasp of my own design.
Materials: 14K Rio Grande gold, sterling, enamel, diamond, gem chinese turquoise.
Technique: lost wax cast, enamel, rivets. Original Laurie Stetzler designed eccentric cam chest catch.

one of a kind Yin Yang Mask pin
Yin Yang Mask

Pin/Pendant. Talisman for achieving balance.
Materials:Bronze, sterling.
Technique:Married metals achieved by a unique process of carving the wax and then cutting it and lost wax casting it in two or more metals then soldering it back together. Technique invented by Laurie Stetzler.

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Hawk Ghost Mask

Pin/Pendant. The Talisman representing magical resources within the human spirit.
Materials:Bronze, sterling, Art Deco period carved black onyx, handcut Chinese gem turquoise.
Technique:Married metals achieved by a unique process of carving the wax and then cutting it and lost wax casting it in two or more metals then soldering it back together. Technique invented by Laurie Stetzler.

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one of a kind Jester Mask-Laurie Stetzler
"Wry oh Wry"

Pin/Pendant. The Jester- You just never know what she’s got up her sleeve.
Materials:Bronze, sterling, colored spinels
Technique:Married metals, same as the other masks in the series.

one of a kind tiger mask pin - Laurie Stetzler
Tiger Moon Mask


Pin/Pendant. Fierceness and the survival instinct.
Materials:Bronze, sterling, moonstone
Technique:Married metals, same as the other masks in the series.

one of a kind Mask Magic pendant-Laurie Stetzler
River Magic


Pin/Pendant. Free flowing emotions related to water, lava, landslides and avalanches. You get the picture.
Materials:Bronze, sterling, turquoise
Technique:Married metals, same as the other masks in the series.

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This is the fun stuff, my kid came out to play. My trademark stamping. All elements are hand-sawed out of different metals: copper, brass, nickel and gold, with the form being sterling silver. All the beads are attached by small rivets.



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One of a kind brooch-Laurie Stetzler
Breakfast at Home


A cozy little setting, no? Note knives ,forks , spoons. Bacon and eggs with plenty of toast and butter; coffee, too! Come and get it!!
Materials:Brass, sterling,copper, gold, pink glass beads.
Technique:Handbuilt from stock. All images involved were cut by saw and soldered in place. Beads riveted into piece.

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Fun at Grandma's


Pretend you’re a child at Grandma’s; wonderful things all around. The chair backs are tufted with gold rivets. Set consists of a bracelet and matching earrings.
Materials:Brass, sterling,copper, gold,turquoise heishi, yellow glass beads.
Technique:Handbuilt from stock. All images involved were cut by saw and soldered in place. Beads riveted into piece.

one of a kind Cat Bolo-Laurie Stetzler-Design Works Jewelry
Cats on the Couch


Just plain fun. How many times have you seen this if you have cats? This set was featured in "Southwestern Magazine" in 1988. Sterling, gold, brass, copper,turquoise heishi, white glass beads.
Technique:Handbuilt from stock. All images involved were cut by saw and soldered in place. Beads riveted into piece. Bolo card dyed and braided by Laurie Stetzler.







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