By using a combination of Argentium Silver and high karat gold, I am able to explore many different design ideas. Often to make the gold stand out I will oxidize the metals which will turn silver black and add 22K Keum Boo Foil. I am able to pattern or move the metals using a hydraulic press or punch out circles to accent pieces. Wires are hammered and shaped or melted into tiny balls to add dimension and texture. The designs are layered and fused with a torch or placed in the kiln all resulting in a unique, one of a kind art piece.