Silver has been my material of choice for over 15 years now.
I have tried out other metals, but keep coming back to it. When working with silver, I am allowed to create on a larger scale without worrying about the material expenses of gold or platinum. Silver is a fine metal but can still be worn “casually” without being too precious. I like to create jewelry that is not valued simply for its material worth, but for its design and functionality.
Every year Chihiro Makio creates something totally new to add to her repertoire She is often inspired by nature, or art, or fictional stories, or images from memory.