Gabrielle Taylor

Gabrielle has always been interested in design in all its forms, and through her life that has manifested itself in many ways. Even her careers, in mathematics and computer design/programming, she found to be very creative professions. At home, she indulged her love of fiber arts through spinning, weaving, knitting and sewing, and did ceramics as well for a few years, but it was only at retirement that she met and fell in love with jewelry arts. For many years she had explored the world of jewelry design as she and her husband Chris travelled, so the idea of creating such things was a very compelling one. First she learned all she could about gemstones, but then the search for more artistic findings and focal pieces led her to doing the silver work herself.

The discovery of Precious Metal Clay, invented over 30 years ago by Mitsubishi, was a perfect fit for her, coming from a ceramics background. This material is powdered silver with a clay-like binder added. The artist can form the shapes, as one would in producing a clay piece (though on a much smaller and more detailed scale) and then fire the piece in a kiln to burn off the binder. This leaves .999 Fine Silver, which is then finished and polished as any silversmith would do. Gemstones are added in finishing, in the more traditional manner, but some can tolerate the firing heat and be embedded in the clay form during the initial creation. Many well known metal smiths use Metal Clay to enhance their ability to produce texture in a piece, or to make special parts that might otherwise need to be cast.

Since starting her jewelry design life she has won several awards, and sold pieces through jewelry stores and galleries, in the U.S., Europe and her native Australia. Her studio is a lovely light-filled space looking out on the garden, and she shares it with Chris, who paints wonderful water colors. Each piece she makes is totally one of a kind, with a lot of attention to finish and wearability. Her designs range from intricate and romantic through modern and elegant, and her aim every time is to make something that becomes the "go to" piece for many occasions!

47 Pieces Available

Image Title Media Dimensions Price
2-part dichro and purple CZ Jewelry $250
3 dichros in ribbon silver Jewelry $140
3 sunstones pendant Jewelry $200
3-leaf pendant Jewelry $150
3-rectangle bracelet with charoite & amethyst Jewelry $220
950 ring plain size 5.5 Jewelry $50
950 ring with amethyst CZ Jewelry $65
950 ring with bumps size 4.75 Jewelry $50
950 ring with shot and CZs Jewelry $70
999 silver black sapphire Jewelry $180
999 silver with charoite, prehnite, citrin and pearls Jewelry $350
Blue druzy with pearl Jewelry $250
Carved ears with blued los Jewelry $140
Center folded piece over branches pattern Jewelry $200
Chalcedony and sunstone pendant Jewelry $670
Champagne druzy ears Jewelry $300
Circle drops with peridot Jewelry $55
Citrine ring Jewelry $200
Concave/convex ears with gold wrap Jewelry $100
Fan ears with citrines Jewelry $120
Flowers on squiggle stem with gold beads Jewelry $230
Fold with lemon CZ Jewelry $200
Folded ears with brown diamonds Jewelry $140
Folded silver with pearl and CZ Jewelry $350
Folds and champagne CZ Jewelry $220
Large orange CZ on flower print pendant Jewelry $160
Large triangular chalcedony with golden CZ Jewelry $350
Leaf shape with opals, plus chalcedony Jewelry $620
Leaves and gold wires Jewelry $90
Long shield ears with waves Jewelry $100
Long turquoise polyclay with CZ Jewelry $130
Organic ring with 3 shot Jewelry $50
Peruvian blue opal plus hematite Jewelry $300
Pietersite and aquamarine Jewelry $300
Pink dichro and loops Jewelry $220
Ring with amethyst CZs Jewelry $70
Ring with lab sapphire Jewelry $150
Round ears with champagne CZs Jewelry $115
Rutilated quartz with copper Jewelry $300
Sapphire drop ears Jewelry $150
Small floral shields with citrine and gold Jewelry $70
Snake plus 3 sapphires Jewelry $250
Square ears with gold slashes Jewelry $100
Sunstone ears Jewelry SOLD
Sunstone flowers Jewelry $250
Sunstone pendant Jewelry $200
Turquoise and pink sapphire Jewelry $350
White pearls in cups Jewelry $125