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Endless Trinity Knot Pendant by PurlyZig Endless Trinity Knot Pendant :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 3 0 Dewy Leaf Pendant by PurlyZig Dewy Leaf Pendant :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 0 0 Centipede Coral Pendant by PurlyZig Centipede Coral Pendant :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 1 0 Teton Sunrise by PurlyZig Teton Sunrise :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 3 0 Van Gogh Bookmark Set by PurlyZig Van Gogh Bookmark Set :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 3 1 Words of Wisdom - Copper Wall Art by PurlyZig Words of Wisdom - Copper Wall Art :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 1 0 Sonoran Sunrise Feather Pins by PurlyZig Sonoran Sunrise Feather Pins :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 3 0 Lapis Lazuli Pendant - sterling silver by PurlyZig Lapis Lazuli Pendant - sterling silver :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 2 0 Beryllium Opal Pendant - sterling silver by PurlyZig Beryllium Opal Pendant - sterling silver :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 1 0 Amazonite Pendant - sterling silver by PurlyZig Amazonite Pendant - sterling silver :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 5 0 Hummingbird Bookmark Matched Set by PurlyZig Hummingbird Bookmark Matched Set :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 1 0 Copper Art Clips - Bookmarks or Money Clips by PurlyZig Copper Art Clips - Bookmarks or Money Clips :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 2 0 Shorty Metal Bookmarks by PurlyZig Shorty Metal Bookmarks :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 0 0 Jaguar in the Jungle by PurlyZig Jaguar in the Jungle :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 0 1 Castle on a Cliff by PurlyZig Castle on a Cliff :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 1 0 Lapis Cross and Enhancer - Sterling Silver by PurlyZig Lapis Cross and Enhancer - Sterling Silver :iconpurlyzig:PurlyZig 1 1
Some of my most recent works submitted to DA!


Custom Metal Bookmarks!
Customized bookmarks, handmade by me, from copper, brass, or aluminum!  One of a kind artwork, stamped message or quote (quotes MUST be public domain), or a combination.

I have several sizes available - The Paperback, The Hardcover, The Skinny (not shown here), The Shorty, and The Clip.  Looking for something else?  Just ask!  I happily consider any requests.

Prices start at $18 and go up to $36 depending on the size and design.  I give discounts for multiple orders. ;)

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Silver Serpent Studio
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I started out as most do, with crayons, cheap paper, and modeling clay. I like to think I've improved over the years, graduating to more expressive (and expensive!) materials.

I have a Bachelors of Art, with a concentration in Metalsmithing. After graduating, I no longer had access to a studio, and turned to beadwork to fill my creative void. I've been beading for years, learning new stitches and techniques, and I still love it.

Periodically, I'll pick up some beads again, but I'm excited to have finally come full circle! I have my own studio set up, and can once again pierce, braze, and set stones in metal! I still love working in copper, but silver is my new favorite.

Oh, sweet silver, saws, and stone settings, how I've missed you!
I'm excited to report that I am once again working in silver!  I have found a local source of natural stone cabochons as well, and am designing settings as we speak.  I've missed metalwork so much and look forward to sharing my current projects as soon as they are completed!  Yay!


Endless Trinity Knot Pendant
Custom Pendant - 3 connected trinity knots surround a large faceted ruby.  Pendant is suspended from a neckwire.  Sterling silver and 14K gold, handmade, just under 2" from top edge to lower point.

Customer request - remove the family heirloom ruby from a large, plain gold band and reset the ruby into a pendant.  The final design was this triple celtic knot design.  The majority of the pendant is sterling silver wire - each knot was handmade/hand "knotted".  The 14K gold within the pendant is from the original ring, reshaped to be a part of the new pendant.  The ruby is huge, eye clear, and gorgeous.

We were all very pleased with the final result!  :D

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Centipede Coral Pendant
Custom pendant - centipede coral cabochon from family-run "mine" in Indonesia (it's a man-sized hole in their backyard and all the profits went directly to them!).  Setting has been handmade from sterling silver and 14k gold, and hangs from a sterling and gold handmade neckwire.  About 2" from tip to tip.

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Welcome2alittleTLC Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the Llama! I'll stick it right next to my 4 dogs and 2 cats! Perfect fit! lol
CatsWire Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fave! :)
Girot Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks for the :+fav:!  have a :llama:!
CustomExotics Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the collection add :D!
lagnor Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Thanks for the fav !!!
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