Carole Weaks

My specialty is statement pieces of jewelry made from unusual and rare stones and other materials.  I use various metals, and sometimes artifacts and glass.

I am a lapidary, which means I design, cut, polish and drill a lot of my stones. I weave wire and use other techniques to make some of my chains and to set my stones. I also do metal-working and forging on many of my pieces.  My favorite metal is surgical stainless steel because of its unique properties….it is the strongest wire I work with, so it holds the pieces in place. It never needs to be polished…and if you have ever tried cleaning wire pieces, you will appreciate that factor. Plus it has the look of silver.  Showing at Studio 202 4219 Preston-Fall City Rd SE, Fall City WA 98024