I like to work in metal. When you are finished and the project is at hand it feels so durable. It is almost like you get to make your imagination immortal. Does that make sense? I want my faces to have an animate feel. My goal is for you to become friends with the piece. To identify with its feel in your hand; to be able to feel it warm in your hand as you caress it.
My silver pieces are pure silver and not sterling. As time progresses the tarnish the face obtains make them more real. Almost as if they are growing old and their faces are maturing. When I work with gold I use dental gold. Somehow I believe that the gold is pleased to smile on a medallion rather than being chewed upon. Dental gold ranges from 18 to 22 carat.