Kathleen creates her beautiful one of a kind rings from pure silver - precious metal clay. She first sketches out a design to fit a gemstone she has purchased. She then creates the design from the clay with a wide range of tools to get the tiny detail of her designs - like the vine that wraps around the entire shank of the ring. She sets the stone in the center and then fires in a kiln - where all the binder holding the silver clay together burns away, leaving purse silver behind. She then burnishes the design and perhaps adds a little oxidization for a little texture. This pair of earrings feature Peridot gemstones.