Margo Manning: Jewelry

Most of my jewelry is constructed using sheet, wire and tubing. Sawing specific shapes then soldering or riveting are the ways I create the compositional forms. Occasionally I incorporate cast elements in my jewelry. The primary techniques that I use to change the visual and physical characteristics of metal are embossing, etching, filing, forming, fusing, stamping, reticulation, heating, enameling and oxidizing. Over the years I have experimented with a variety of techniques to achieve texture and color on metal. Embossing, using a rolling mill and fusing are techniques I use most often when texturing metal. The use pf patinas and gemstones are the primary way that I can add color to my jewelry.