A client found a lovely piece of Mimbreño china near Cañoncito and I made it into a bolo tie for him, set in sterling.
This ring was made from a railroad tie date nail I found in Colfax County, NM to honor the 70th birthday of a dear friend. She was born in 1950. Sterling, Railroad date nail, adjustable shank, Elise Renault, 2020
Turquoise, sterling silver, Elise Renault, 2020
Northern New Mexico. Walking the tracks looking for old Fred Harvey pot shards and other cool finds. Documenting one of my finds,
Here are some of my latest pieces. Click on an image to see larger. If you’re interested in owning a piece of your own contact me at 1 (505) 429-3670, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here to use the contact form.
At the Rockport Center for the Arts, on May 4th I will be having a trunk show along with Kim Knife Chief. We will then give a two day workshop on beginning silversmithing. This is a sample of the work I will be showing. Click here to see the calendar. Please feel free to contactContinue reading “Jewelry Trunk Show in Rockport, Texas”
Having studied geology for as long as I did I can’t help but be attracted to the evolution of species. What could be better than the partial animal images of Mary Colter’s Mimbreño to fuel my imagination? Your mama may have been black but your grand daddy was a dinosaur! (Click on an imageContinue reading “The Tracks are Calling…”
A few of my newest pieces. If you’re interested in owning a piece of your own contact me at 1(505) 429-3670 or email me at email@example.com. (Click on an image to view larger.) All images and designs © Élise Renault 2016 You can also find myContinue reading “Latest”
In November 2015, my silversmithing teacher died suddenly. John McGahie, master jeweler and adjunct professor at New Mexico Highlands University left us. So, so, so sad. The day after John’s death, I was asked to teach the remaining weeks of the fall semester. It was a great honor to do this for him, his studentsContinue reading “A terrible loss and honor”