DeAnna Puls - Cast Daisy Cuff

This piece was part of the Yukata Jewelry Show 2022 exhibition. Learn more and view the entire collection HERE.

Artist: DeAnna Puls 
Materials: sterling silver, shibuichi, 14kt gold, pink sapphire, yellow zircon
Dimensions: 3" x 2"

Artist Statement: I have been experimenting with casting small shapes in charcoal out of recycled metals, and when I saw the fabric, I knew I wanted to try to create a flower with this method. Each petal of the central flower was cast individually out of shibuichi (an alloy of silver and copper). I enjoyed making this piece as a literal representation of the fabric. The cuff was made by fusing silver shavings and dust onto a hand forged band. The central sapphire's bezel was rolled from 14kt gold as a small accent to compliment the color of the stone.

Artist Bio: DeAnna Puls (Sphene Jewelry) is a new jewelry metalsmith based in Seattle. She took her first lessons from Danaca Design in November of 2020, and has quickly developed into an artist known for pieces showcasing her expanding skillset and meticulous attention to detail. She enjoys finding new ways to capture her vision for stone settting and the jewelry she creates, as well as spending time with her family, friends, cats, and coffee.