This edgy, contemporary collection was birthed while performing small-scale blacksmithing. I was cutting sheet steel and decided to cut a traditional, teardrop jewelry shape for earrings. After burning holes into the steel cutouts, I dapped them into a concave form, placed ear wires on the drops and highlighted areas with gold paint. Thinking the design was quite interesting, I wore them for several days and received all positive comments. That was the beginning of the collection. The goal was to create a contemporary line that was affordable, collectable, fun and unique. That meant using sterling silver for the metal. I oxidized it since it will oxidize anyway. The pieces were highlighted with 14-18k yellow gold for contrast and diamond melee for additional dimension and value. Some pieces have additional genuine colored gemstones accents. Retail prices range from $200-$2000.