Hazel of HJ Designs has a diverse aesthetic that helps her create really beautiful jewelry. Her travels seem to inspire her the most. The earrings above were inspired by a trip to Copenhagen.
The piece above, The Vertebrae, (which is my favorite) won 2nd place in the silver category of the 2005 Saul Bell Design Awards. She told herself if she placed in the competition she would then start her jewelry business. And I'm so glad she did! This is one of my favorites of her work.
Hazel uses an ancient Korean technique Keum Boo to heat fuse the gold to the silver. The liver of sulfur on the silver really helps the gold pop!