The translucent quality of amber mica creates a soft glow in these pieces. I strive to compliment the natural texture and color of the mica with accents of 23K gold leaf, along with warm pearls and other gemstones.

Here I'm sawing a dozen shapes that I will layer to form a single bangle bracelet with an inset for pearls.

A mica bangle has been cut, layered, gold-leafed and is being completed with its last pearls.

Sawing components for mica earrings

I’ve finished gold-leafing the edges and am fitting graduated pearls into the pods

Fitting the pods and vine earring components with pearls and stones I’ve put on pegs

Laying out the mica and shell leaf-shaped components I’ve cut and edged with gold leaf, which I will turn into vine earrings.

A tray of mica and various other designs—just finished!