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!

70 Pieces Available

Image Title Media Dimensions Price
1" honeycomb earrings with CZs (GT1566) Jewelry $110
2 silver circles with rhodalite garnets (GT1563) Jewelry $65
2-part Dichroic and purple CZ pendant (GT1377) Jewelry $250
3 Dichroics in ribbon silver pendant (GT1512) Jewelry $140
3 Sunstones pendant (GT1281) Jewelry $200
3-rectangle bracelet with Charoite & Amethyst (GT0783) Jewelry $220
3-strand Pearls with blue and pink gems (GT0700N) Jewelry $290
950 ring with bumps, size 4.75 (GT950/2) Jewelry $50
950 ring with shot and CZs (GT950/3) Jewelry $70
950 ring, plain, size 5.5 (GT950/4) Jewelry $50
999 silver black Sapphire ring (GT1092) Jewelry $180
999 silver with Charoite, Prehnite, Citrine and Pearls necklace (GT1544) Jewelry $350
Amethyst disk gems with pink tourmaline (GT1568) Jewelry $125
Art deci fan shape with Aqua quartz (GT1555) Jewelry $200
Bail earrings with Apatite (GT1448) Jewelry $65
Black and silver Druzy (silver and cobalt wash) pendant (GT1552) Jewelry $370
Blue Druzy (silver and cobalt wash) with Pearl pendant (GT1487) Jewelry $250
Blue multi-strand with FS caps (GT1506) Jewelry SOLD
Bumpy purple Pearls (GT1476) Jewelry $420
Celtic circle earrings with Sunstones (GT1444) Jewelry $130
Center folded piece over branches pattern pendant (GT1511) Jewelry SOLD
Chalcedony and Sunstone pendant (GT1517) Jewelry $670
Champagne druzy earrings (GT1496) Jewelry $300
Citrine ring (GT1194) Jewelry $200
Concave/convex earrings with gold wrap (GT1539) Jewelry $100
Copper poly clay medieval pendant (GT1559) Jewelry $200
Dark butterfly earrings (GT1403) Jewelry $80
Deco button earrings (GT1546) Jewelry $100
Fan earrings with Citrines (GT1160) Jewelry $120
Fan with 5 - garnets, amethyst, apatite, pink tourmaline (GT1565) Jewelry $100
Flower patten earrings with topaz CZs (GT1562) Jewelry $100
Flowers on squiggle stem with gold beads pendant (GT1469) Jewelry $230
Fold with lemon CZ pendant (GT1510) Jewelry $200
Folded earrings with brown diamonds (GT1495) Jewelry $140
Folded silver with Pearl and CZ pendant (GT1513) Jewelry SOLD
Folds and champagne CZ pendant (GT1531) Jewelry $220
Heart earrings with brown CZs (GT1545) Jewelry $110
Large orange CZ on flower print pendant (GT1500) Jewelry $160
Large triangular Chalcedony with golden CZ pendant (GT1492) Jewelry $350
Leaf plus small leaf pendant - on velvet cord (GT1426) Jewelry $140
Leaf shape with opals and chalcedony necklace (GT1333) Jewelry $620
Leaves and gold wires earrings (GT1415) Jewelry $90
Long shapes with swirls earrings (GT1549) Jewelry $110
Long shield earrings with waves (GT1384) Jewelry $100
Long turquoise polyclay with CZ earrings (GT1540) Jewelry $130
Multi gems on chain (GT1471) Jewelry SOLD
Multi-cholored Dichroic ring (GT1554) Jewelry $150
Multi-leaf shapes with blue/purple gems (GT1567) Jewelry $250
Opal earrings (GT1516) Jewelry $80
Opal wood shield pendant (GT1560) Jewelry $180
Organic ring with 3 shot (GT1483) Jewelry $50
Peruvian Blue Opal plus Hematite pendant (GT1505) Jewelry $300
Pietersite and aquamarine pendant (GT1524) Jewelry $300
Pink Dichroic and loops pendant (GT1389) Jewelry $220
Purple druzy flex drops (GT1507) Jewelry $150
Rainbow Topaz ring (GT1553) Jewelry $110
Rectangle and swar trim with Chalcedony pendant (GT1360) Jewelry $210
Ring with Amethyst CZs (GT1436) Jewelry $70
Ring with Lab Sapphire (GT1153) Jewelry $150
Rolled 2-piece heart pendant (GT1550) Jewelry $150
Rolled heart earrings (GT1547) Jewelry $80
Rolled heart with gold wrap pendant (GT1551) Jewelry $150
Rutilated quartz with copper pendant (GT1486) Jewelry SOLD
Sapphire drop earrings (GT1467) Jewelry $150
Section shapes with cluster of rhodalite garnets (GT1564) Jewelry $120
Snake plus 3 Sapphires pendant (GT1532) Jewelry $250
Square earrings with gold slashes (GT1450) Jewelry $100
Square hammered earrings (GT1438) Jewelry $85
Steampunk heart with turquoise cab necklace (GT0705N) Jewelry $120
Steampunk squares with Amethyst earrings (GT1395) Jewelry $100
Sun circles earrings (GT1405) Jewelry $95
Sunstone pendant (GT1223) Jewelry $200
Triangle earrings with ruby cabochons (GT1052) Jewelry $200
Triangle SB Turquoise and Chrysoprase pending (GT1502) Jewelry $300
Turquoise and pink sapphire pendant (GT1494) Jewelry $350