Tom McGurrin, designer and maker, has been involved in the contemporary craft movement for forty years. His approach to jewelry combines traditional metalsmithing methods with silver and high karat gold. His work is completely fabricated, meticulously designed to be worn and enjoyed. His silver collection, characterized by clean lines and distinctive textures, reflect natural forms. Combining sterling silver with 22k gold, McGurrin creates subtle contrasts of color, surface, and form. High karat gold, with its inherent softness, allows for a variety of surface textures. Fold forming and die forming give volume to the shapes, while soldering, fusing, and rivets are used to connect all the elements. A final brushing gives the work its rich, velvety appearance.