Shop one of a kind jewelry pieces hand crafted by Erica Bapst in Canandaigua NY.
My inspiration is equal parts awe of nature, love of materials, and fascination of process. Elements like trees (especially the ginkgo), frost, sky and terrain are explored through many hand-built metalsmithing techniques like hammer forming techniques, roll printing and fold forming. I also employ a variety of other techniques such as hand painting, beading and the use of color through stones and pearls. I work organically, allowing the process of each piece guide me through the design. Because of this, the majority of my work is one of a kind.