"Organics IN Silver"

Carina Rossner - Organic Silver Blooms and Leaves are the focus of new "Organics IN Silver" line



What started out as an experiment has turned into a glorious new collection!! When I began learning how to cast, I was trying to find natural elements that would echo the textures and colors I found in the minerals I wanted to set. I tried casting wax drops, tree bark, leaves, flower petals, mushrooms, and other assorted items. Each time I took our puppy around the block, I would collect specimens of different plants. The dog got a lot of exercise and I got a huge variety of casting fodder.

Well, I had lots of fun pairing up unusual mineral specimens with veined leaves, grooved petals, and all sorts of natural textures. Soon, however, I started to fall in love with the organic castings themselves. The iris petals especially drew me with all their furls and folds. Hydrangea blossoms looked like they could come back to life. Rather than being just the vehicle to display the mineral, the organic castings became the focus of some of my pieces. I found that I could use some of my smaller stones, and even my more precious stones, as good pairings with the organics.

The result of this evolution is my new collection "Organics IN Silver." This group lets nature speak by capturing the beauty of its organic creations -- primarily flowers and leaves. The original "Organic Silver" and "Organic Gold" lines let nature speak by having the forms and textures of the metal be driven by their physical properties and how they respond to the environment at the time they were melted. All three let nature speak by showcasing amazing mineral specimens in their natural state.

(Funny aside: My nine-year old son was worried that I would get in trouble for picking up leaves and petals from the sidewalk and that someone would stop me and ask what was in the plastic bag I was carrying. I explained to him that when you are walking a dog no one wants to know what is in the little blue plastic bag you are carrying :-).

How do we turn flowers into jewelry?

NEW! Detailed description with lots of photos to illustrate how I cast organic materials. For those of you who want to know details see Casting Organics in 13 Simple Steps.

If you want a quick intro to lost wax casting in jewelry, see Basic description of casting




Peach Blossoms
$220.00
OS3540E
Inside Out
$265.00
OS3533E
Sunset Twirls
$225.00
OS3530E
Pumpkin Sage
$170.00
OS3390P
Fall Fantasies
$260.00
OS3334E
Autumn Sparkles
$200.00
OS3321P
Changing Colors
$195.00
OS3249P
Fiery Petal
$285.00
OS3242P
Fiery Petals
$290.00
OS3241E
Autumnal
$225.00
OS2964E
Fiery Flower
$175.00
OS2963P
Bitty Glow
$200.00
OS2889P
Mellow Dogwood
$210.00
OS2823P
Stepping Out
$200.00
OS2619P
Cocoon
$255.00
OS3547P
Golden Cherries
$255.00
OS3485E
Limons
$230.00
OS3529E
$255.00
OS3505P
Maya's
$170.00
OS3284P
Morning Lime
$255.00
OS3215P
Mossy Leaves
$300.00
OS3045P
Green Glow
$190.00
OS2985P
Leaf Wedge
$210.00
OS2851P
$225.00
OS2848E
Oruga Mediana
$235.00
OS2685P
Jaded Leaves
$235.00
OS3723E
Swirling
$240.00
OS3493E
Daisy Greens
$200.00
OS3482E
Drop of Green
$140.00
OS3425P
From the Center
$200.00
OS3231P
Fresh Leaves
$175.00
OS3055E
gingko Grooves
$220.00
OS2845P
$220.00
OS2843E
Dropped Leaf
$190.00
OS2588P
Crackling
$200.00
OS2537P
Space Spear
$300.00
OS3749P
Aged and Lined Leaves
$245.00
OS3713E
Potato Peelings
$265.00
OS3494E
Fresh Ivy
$215.00
OS3461E
Green Tater
$210.00
OS3219P
Crinkles
$210.00
OS2882P
Bursting with Life
$200.00
OS2687P
Complex Green
$200.00
OS2614P
Bitty Green
$130.00
OS2536P
Ridged Beauty
$250.00
OS1925P
Bay Leaf
$295.00
OS3694P
Lively
$250.00
OS3373P
Berry Grooving
$210.00
OS2996P
Hoja
$260.00
OS2880P
Falling gingko
$230.00
OS2831P
Flashing
$190.00
OS2289P
Pink Embrace
$265.00
OS3471E
Sagely Sweet
$220.00
OS3392E
Lavender Lace
$240.00
OS3265P
Friendly Rose
$220.00
OS3261P
Monet
$285.00
OS3260P
Gemmy
$270.00
OS2946E
Juicy Pink
$220.00
OS2945R
Star Crossed
$210.00
OS2808P
P.I.P.
$190.00
OS2805R
Hydrangea Sweetly
$175.00
OS2798P
Pink Fields
$255.00
OS2634P
In the Pink
$320.00
OS2542P
$180.00
OS2308E
Dusky Twirls
$225.00
OS3531E
Christmas Holly
$265.00
OS3508P
Cupping Blooms
$280.00
OS3472E
Roses are Red
$265.00
OS3315P
Royal Vinca
$255.00
OS3276P
Petaled Garnets
$225.00
OS3108E
Wine Petals
$225.00
OS3107P
Wild Flower
$200.00
OS2950P
Winter Holly
$275.00
OS2866P
Complex Flower
$255.00
OS2715P
Japanese Stars
$350.00
OS2587E
$185.00
OS2373P
$250.00
OS2327P
Plummy
$195.00
OS3761P
Lilac Cherries
$295.00
OS3719E
Crumpled Up
$235.00
OS3699P
Unique
$250.00
OS3657E
Williams
$250.00
OS3601P
Cherry Twist
$235.00
OS3579P
$210.00
OS3559P
Purple Triple Treat
$210.00
OS3526E
Cherry Grape
$255.00
OS3524E
Plum Cherries
$260.00
OS3484E
$250.00
OS3440R
Mugwort
$290.00
OS3268P
Lilac Leaves
$210.00
OS3098E
Furling Purples
$155.00
OS2594P
Herbology
$320.00
OS2460P
Blue Hydra
$250.00
OS3495E
Egyptian Swirls
$260.00
OS3480E
Plumes
$200.00
OS3479E
Yale Leaves
$240.00
OS3459E
$220.00
OS3445E
Dahlia Blues
$240.00
OS2916E
Dahlia Denim
$225.00
OS2749E
Flores Azules
$200.00
OS2682E
Wintergreen
$240.00
OS3191P
$235.00
OS2884P
$270.00
OS2757P
Oldest Magic
$200.00
OS3728R
$300.00
OS3720E
Teal Blades
$215.00
OS3717E
Succulents
$255.00
OS3716E
Hidden Secrets
$255.00
OS3545P
Teal Triple Treat
$210.00
OS3525E
Undersea Bloom
$245.00
OS3426P
Teal Tips
$215.00
OS3189E
Moonglow
$230.00
OS3542E
Flush
$285.00
OS3514P
Magic Ivy
$175.00
OS2989P
Night Crinkles
$230.00
OS3477E
Night Princes
$265.00
OS3469E
Winter Ivy
$250.00
OS3458E
Grooving
$215.00
OS3689R
Aladin
$125.00
OS3604P
Simply Sage
$180.00
OS3566E
$145.00
OS3565P
Daisy Doo
$175.00
OS2976R
$200.00
OS2974E
Crumpled
$185.00
OS2870R
Coiled
$185.00
OS2869R
Grooved
$185.00
OS2864R
Triple Hydrangea
$180.00
OS2862R
Leaf
$180.00
OS2861R
Petal
$185.00
OS2860R
Hoja Vieja
$180.00
OS2708R
Hoja Simple
$125.00
OS2604R
$180.00
OS2601R
Obejitas
$180.00
OS1794R
Long Sage Leaf Drops
$85.00
OB3915E
Medium Oleander Leaf Drops
$105.00
OB3914E
$75.00
OB3909E
Cactus Petal Drops
$75.00
OB3908E
Small Princess Leaf Drops
$80.00
OB3907E
Small Vinca Drops
$80.00
OB3903E
Small Ivy Leaf Drops
$85.00
OB3902E
Medium Heart Leaf Drops
$100.00
OB3899E
Large Vinca Drops
OB3896E
Small Potato Vine Drops
OB3893E
Small Bamboo Leaf Drops
OB3892E
Oleander Drops
OB3890E
Small Cactus Drops
$160.00
OB3887E
Small Poppy Drops
$175.00
OB3882E
Cactus Hole
$90.00
OB3881P
Oleander Combo
$105.00
OB3880B
Large Shrub Flower
OB3879P
Large Strawberry Leaf
$50.00
OB3877P
Large Leaf
$70.00
OB3876P
Medium Heart Leaf
$50.00
OB3873P
Long Sage
$50.00
OB3871P
Large Potato Vine Flower
$90.00
OB3868P
$50.00
OB3865P
Oleander
$70.00
OB3864P
Small Poppy
$105.00
OB3863P
Large Bamboo Leaf
$70.00
OB3862P
Large Bamboo Leaf
$85.00
OB3861P
Dusty Miller Leaf
$80.00
OB3859P
Large oleander Leaf
$85.00
OB3857P
Large Vinca
OB3856P
Medium Furling Leaf
$85.00
OB3848P
Purple Princess Flower
$105.00
OB3847P
Primrose
$70.00
OB3845P
Medium Closed Dogwood
$85.00
OB3844P
Holly Oak Leaf
$65.00
OB3843P
Large Holly Oak Leaf
$80.00
OB3842P
Cosmos
$85.00
OB3839P
Large Heart Leaf
$70.00
OB3838P
Long Princess Leaf
$85.00
OB3835P
Large Princess Leaf
$90.00
OB3834P
Medium Dogwood Combo
$130.00
OB3825P
Large Dogwood Cross
$105.00
OB3821P
French Mallow
$180.00
OB3819P
Large Maple Leaf
$135.00
OB3817P
Ex-Large California Poppy Bloom
$210.00
OB3816P
Ex-Large California Poppy
$105.00
OB3815P
Cosmos Pin
OB3813B
Mallow Pin
$140.00
OB3812B
Chery Blossom Pin
OB3810B
Aspen Leaves Pin
$100.00
OB3808B
Cactus Pin
$140.00
OB3807B
Oak Leaf Pin
$100.00
OB3805B
Hydrangea Leaf Pin
$100.00
OB3804B
Primrose Ring
OB3802R
Princess Leaf Ring
$75.00
OB3801R
Geranium Ring
$85.00
OB3800R
Sycamore Ring
$95.00
OB3798R
Flox Ring
$75.00
OB3797R
Potato Vine Ring
$75.00
OB3796R
Holly Oak Ring
$80.00
OB3795R
Daisy Ring
$130.00
OB3789R
Daffodil Ring
$140.00
OB3786R
Wild Rose Cuff
$200.00
OB3785W
Hydrangea Leaf Cuff
$200.00
OB3784W
Dogwood Cuff
$210.00
OB3783W
Daffodil Buckle
$210.00
OB3781BB
Oak Buckle
$185.00
OB3780BB
Maple Buckle
$185.00
OB3776BB
$130.00
OB3686P
$185.00
OS3923R
Clematis Buckle
$210.00
OB3779BB