How is the jewelry made?
"Fine materials, precise workmanship, scrupulous attention to detail, &
imaginative composition of natural & animal world imagery. These
are the signature features of all Brooke Stone & Co.
Brooke Stone & Jim Clement combine several processes to make their jewelry:
"the base-building process for most pieces is the ancient metal
art of lost wax casting."
"A wax model is carved & encased in a mold. In a kiln the mold is slowly brought up to a read heat, evaporating the wax & leaving
the mold's impression inside. Molten metal is injected into the cavity
by centrifuging. Each piece is individually "cleaned." A
series of hand-grinding & hand-polishing processes preserve fine
detail & texture. Then metal fabrication (shaping & fastening
metal directly) is used for compositional additions."
"Gold, silver, bronze & copper (both cast & fabricated), wire and
stone are incorporated into the work as well as a variety of organic
materials such as wood, bone, fossil tooth, horn & shell. Brooke
cuts her own stones from her native Oregon jaspers & agates, along
with rocks from all over the world."
"Everythings comes together perfectly to give this jewelry
a special patina of visual richness and meaning."
(See an interview with Brooke in REAL PLAYER)