Judy Geib 24k, silver & 18k oval opal bracelet



Judy Geib 24k, silver, & 18k oval opal bracelet. The oval opal is bezel set into a hinged, layered silver & 24k gold band, with 18k gold details. The stone measures 5/8″ by 7/8″ & the interior of the bracelet measures 2″ x 2 1/8″.

- opal
- 24k yellow gold
- 18k yellow gold
- silver


I moved to New York for art, and, after twenty years of drawing and making objects while earning a living doing graphic design, I unexpectedly found myself making jewelry.

I taught myself with a plumber's torch and a high school instruction book—little by little and project by project I concocted my own way of doing things. What I like most is the excitement of trying an idea, not knowing what it will become, and then, when it is finished, experimenting all over again. 
Hand making is important to me because it is a slow process that lets ideas gradually come into focus and be tumbled around and played with. Ideas often come from the most unexpected places, like the logo of a container truck rolling by, but especially they come from just sitting down at my table and trying things out.