© 2023 by Claudette McDermott METALWORKS   /  © Loopy Link Designed by the Artist - www.ClaudetteMcDermottFineArt.com

September 7, 2018

Still sweating in September and Longing for the Chill of Winter, I've created WINTER WHITE Resin JEWELRY & TRINKETS just for you :) Just looking at these New Pieces have me smiling and feeling cooler, invoking Snow Fall and All things Winter. Enjoy my WINTER WHITE COLLECTION and ORDER TODAY before the CHRISTMAS RUSH ~ Every piece is Hand Poured Resin, mixed in various ways so that the Transparent and White resin create a Unique and ONE OF A KIND Finish. Hand sanded these enchanting pieces have scattered Champagne Bubbles that appear when curing. These are not flaws, but unexpected charming bursts of cheer!

E-Mail me your...

August 28, 2018

There is something Majestic and Mysterious about Fossils. Beautiful in their state of life turned to stone, colors can still be vibrant and the skeletal remains delicate. I'm working with selected pieces of Fossils from my visits to Gem shows. In the days to follow I will be Wire Wrapping and developing designs using them as the focal point for Pendants. Check back soon, as I hope to have several ready for viewing and for sale at the Blackhawk Gallery in Danville, 3416 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, as well as here on my website. Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Look closely and you will see, some surprising elements withi...

August 23, 2018

Exhibiting my work at the Blackhawk Gallery in Danville, California this past 5 years has been an exciting experience, with both ups and downs. Between my paintings and jewelry work, I've been able to share my growth in both areas and have my work for sale daily. I've met a lot of great people, one of which I've become close to in the last year or two. Andrea Markus, a fabulous oil artist, photographer and jewelry designer, has been a friend and between Andrea, Pat Smith (photographer, pastel and textile artist at the gallery) and I, we shared many hours showing our work in person in front of the gallery on many weekend...

July 2, 2018

I'm on fire and and as an Artist who loves to paint in Oil, Encaustic Hot Wax and Resin, I've dipped my toe in PATINA on Metal. I'm in Love! Working with Metal is exciting as I turn Jewelry Grade sheets of Brass, Copper and Silver into Unique pieces of jewelry, with the added touch of PATINA in Black Onyx, Purple Amethyst, Blue Marine (turquoise), and Pinky White Quartz.

My Process:

*Cutting out of metal and shaping each piece.

*Filing and sanding each edge to smooth out the sharpness of the cut.

*Hammering and stamping marks onto the metal and Beveling the edges.

*Painting the Patina directly onto the metal works and gettin...

June 22, 2018

It's always challenging for me to consider a "Custom Order." I try my best to get a picture of what the customer wants and then convey to them, what I have pictured in my mind, by their explanation. There is truly no way to match what someone pictures in their head, so I do the best I can. Currently I have a custom order for the letter "B" for a Brewers Pendant in the specific Font that the Brewers use. I used a Flame Torch to solder this time, and created a hidden Bail. *

Combining techniques : Coloring Brass, Pouring Resin, Riveting and Solder Torching*

February 5, 2018

It's not always clear if it is worth taking the time and money to create jewelry pieces to represent certain Holidays. You don't want to be stuck with inventory that may and may not sell... What to do? Valentines Day is around the corner and for retailers such as myself, I wanted to create some Hart items, without putting too much time and inventory into it. I went back to a favorite of mine and a few customers, my Copper Wire Hart Pendants. A New version for this year is a little more whimsical with curls at the ends, attached to my Adjustable Wire Choker. Check them out ~ Harts are an All Year Long kind of image, so I...

January 24, 2018

I'm focusing on creating  a Layering of Mixed Metal designs at the moment and enjoying the contrast in color and texturing. Working with Silver, Aluminum, Brass and Copper gives a lot of options, for a variety of looks. Riveting and Soldering will be the way I attach one to the other. If you have something in mind, don't be shy, just ask ~ CHEERS!

January 2, 2018

Celebrating the New Year by visiting and bringing my 25 year old daughter to my dispensary ELEMENTAL WELLNESS in San Jose on January 1st ~ I can't believe it, but it's real! Finally it's legal to smoke weed in California socially, as well as for medicinal purposes. Soon I'll be creating an All New Line of CANNABIS JEWELRY to share with all who want to proudly wear their choices. I'm excited and ready to take Custom Orders if you have an idea of what you'd like to have made especially for you. I'll be stamping out my MJ Leaf on bracelets, pendants, earrings, rings and key rings. I will also be adding some Resin Jewelry t...

December 23, 2017

Working with COPPER, BRASS, ALUMINUM AND STERLING SILVER, I am excited to get some real creative juices flowing in 2018 and bring to you, my clients and admirers something special. Expanding my Cross collection, and bringing in soldered inspirations for Necklaces and Cuff Bracelets in Mixed Metals and Sterling Silver will be my focus for 2018. As the recognition of the medicinal values in cannabis has become a reality as well as the legalization of public use, I will be bringing in the creativity in those areas and developing jewelry lines in that category as well. If you've got any ideas you'd like to see come to life...

April 26, 2017

Stamping Cannabis Jewelry recognizing 420 celebrations from Hippy Hill in San Francisco to Elemental Wellness in San Jose. I've stamped on Sterling Silver and created an assortment of shapes bringing them all together on a Hammered Wire Choker. I've gotten lots of compliments and now it's available to you. Just let me know what metal you'd like and I'll create an assortment just for you. Available in Sterling Silver, Copper, Brass and Aluminum ~ Savor the Celebration and wear your jewelry year round ~ Check back soon for NEW CANNABIS THEMED JEWELRY!

Please reload