Nancy Yarrison Designs
Jewelry and Metal Arts
Ph: 303-841-2709 e-mail: SilverWearNY@aol.com
Jewelry and metal arts individually hand crafted in sterling silver, gold
and bronze with precious and semi-precious gemstones.
Nancy works primarily in sterling silver and uses gold, brass or bronze for special effects. She has developed several original and unique design themes. Her work has won several awards. In one design she creates artwork in the sterling silver setting of larger cabochon gemstones. These can be worn showing either the gemstone or the silver artwork side. When a clear gem (amber or agate) is used the artwork appears in the gemstone.
In another design, nature scenes and intricate branching trees are cut from sterling silver and brass. By soldering the silver on top of the brass, a three dimensional scene is created. Nancy likes to use trees, evergreens and Colorado wildlife in these designs. She also creates delicate opalescent enamels. These require hours of work doing multiple interrupted firings and then setting the enamels in sterling.
Recently she started creating large, two dimensional framed, metal arts cut from sheets of bronze or sterling. New in 2006 is the introduction of pieces made from Argentium sterling silver. The new sterling tarnishes less and has only recently become available to metal smiths. Argentium sterling is an alloy of 92.5% silver, 6.5% copper and 1.0% germanium. The small amount of germanium prevents formation of copper oxidizes that tarnish regular sterling. It is more expensive but well worth it. Nancy will benchmark these pieces AGSS