Laura Jane Bouton
My metalsmith path was created by a lifelong passion for jewelry and a need to find something of my own. I am self taught and began experimenting with various metalsmith techniques in 2009. In 2011 I created my first website to sell my jewelry designs. I work primarily with sterling silver and natural stones. I moved to Cape Cod in 2013 to be near my family and soon discovered the joy of incorporating beach stones in my jewelry designs. I love the earthy and organic feel the beach stones gives to my jewelry creations. Most of the beach stones used in my designs come from local beaches in Falmouth where I live. I use techniques such as forging, soldering, stone setting, hammer texture, and on occasions enameling. I strive to create unique organic designs that will last a life time.