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!

55 Pieces Available

Image Title Media Dimensions Price
1" honeycomb earrings with CZs (GT1566) Fine Silver Jewelry $110
2 silver circles with Rhodalite Garnets (GT1563) Fine Silver Jewelry $65
2-part Dichroic and purple CZ pendant (GT1377) Fine Silver Jewelry $250
3 Dichroics in ribbon silver pendant (GT1512) Fine Silver Jewelry $140
3 Sunstones pendant (GT1281) Fine Silver Jewelry $200
3-rectangle bracelet with Charoite & Amethyst (GT0783) Fine Silver Jewelry $220
3-strand Pearls with blue and pink gems (GT0700N) Fine Silver Jewelry $290
950 ring with bumps, size 4.75 (GT950/2) Fine Silver Jewelry $50
950 ring, plain, size 5.5 (GT950/4) Fine Silver Jewelry $50
999 silver black Sapphire ring (GT1092) Fine Silver Jewelry SOLD
999 silver with Charoite, Prehnite, Citrine and Pearls necklace (GT1544) Fine Silver Jewelry $350
Amethyst disk gems with pink tourmaline (GT1568) Fine Silver Jewelry $125
Art deci fan shape with Aqua quartz (GT1555) Fine Silver Jewelry SOLD
Black and silver Druzy (silver and cobalt wash) pendant (GT1552) Fine Silver Jewelry $370
Blue multi-strand with FS caps (GT1506) Fine Silver Jewelry SOLD
Bumpy purple Pearls (GT1476) Fine Silver Jewelry $420
Celtic circle earrings with Sunstones (GT1444) Fine Silver Jewelry $130
Center folded piece over branches pattern pendant (GT1511) Fine Silver Jewelry SOLD
Chalcedony and Sunstone pendant (GT1517) Fine Silver Jewelry $670
Champagne druzy earrings (GT1496) Fine Silver Jewelry $300
Citrine ring (GT1194) Fine Silver Jewelry $200
Concave/convex earrings with gold wrap (GT1539) Fine Silver Jewelry $100
Copper poly clay medieval pendant (GT1559) Fine Silver Jewelry $200
Dark butterfly earrings (GT1403) Fine Silver Jewelry $80
Deco button earrings (GT1546) Fine Silver Jewelry $100
Fan earrings with Citrines (GT1160) Fine Silver Jewelry $120
Fan with 5 - garnets, amethyst, apatite, pink tourmaline (GT1565) Fine Silver Jewelry $100
Flower pattern earrings with Topaz CZs (GT1562) Fine Silver Jewelry $100
Folded earrings with brown Diamonds (GT1495) Fine Silver Jewelry $140
Folded silver with Pearl and CZ pendant (GT1513) Fine Silver Jewelry SOLD
Folds and champagne CZ pendant (GT1531) Fine Silver Jewelry $220
Heart earrings with brown CZs (GT1545) Fine Silver Jewelry $110
Large orange CZ on flower print pendant (GT1500) Fine Silver Jewelry $160
Large triangular Chalcedony with golden CZ pendant (GT1492) Fine Silver Jewelry $350
Leaf plus small leaf pendant - on velvet cord (GT1426) Fine Silver Jewelry $140
Leaf shape with Opals and Chalcedony necklace (GT1333) Fine Silver Jewelry $620
Leaves and gold wires earrings (GT1415) Fine Silver Jewelry $90
Long shapes with swirls earrings (GT1549) Fine Silver Jewelry $110
Multi gems on chain (GT1471) Fine Silver Jewelry SOLD
Multi-leaf shapes with blue/purple gems (GT1567) Fine Silver Jewelry $250
Opal earrings (GT1516) Fine Silver Jewelry $80
Organic ring with 3 shot (GT1483) Fine Silver Jewelry $50
Peruvian Blue Opal plus Hematite pendant (GT1505) Fine Silver Jewelry $300
Pietersite and aquamarine pendant (GT1524) Fine Silver Jewelry $300
Pink Dichroic and loops pendant (GT1389) Fine Silver Jewelry $220
Rectangle and swar trim with Chalcedony pendant (GT1360) Fine Silver Jewelry $210
Ring with Amethyst CZs (GT1436) Fine Silver Jewelry $70
Rolled 2-piece heart pendant (GT1550) Fine Silver Jewelry $150
Rolled heart earrings (GT1547) Fine Silver Jewelry $80
Rolled heart with gold wrap pendant (GT1551) Fine Silver Jewelry $150
Sapphire drop earrings (GT1467) Fine Silver Jewelry $150
Section shapes with cluster of rhodalite garnets (GT1564) Fine Silver Jewelry $120
Snake plus 3 Sapphires pendant (GT1532) Fine Silver Jewelry $250
Square earrings with gold slashes (GT1450) Fine Silver Jewelry $100
Square hammered earrings (GT1438) Fine Silver Jewelry $85
Steampunk heart with turquoise cab necklace (GT0705N) Fine Silver Jewelry $120
Steampunk squares with Amethyst earrings (GT1395) Fine Silver Jewelry $100
Sun circles earrings (GT1405) Fine Silver Jewelry $95
Sunstone pendant (GT1223) Fine Silver Jewelry $200
Triangle earrings with ruby cabochons (GT1052) Fine Silver Jewelry $200
Triangle SB Turquoise and Chrysoprase pending (GT1502) Fine Silver Jewelry $300