Marilyn is inspired by the interplay of energies created by combinations of Diamonds, Opals, Druses, and other unusual gemstones as well as the familiar Lapis, Amethyst, and Tourmalines. Her portfolio is mostly comprised of one-of-a-kind and custom pieces, with a few of her more popular styles in limited editions. Marilyn’s work is all hand fabricated using sheet, tubing, wire, and handmade balls in gold and silver. Nature’s palette provides the paint for Marilyn’s jewelry designs.
Lee’s jewelry and hollowware is designed and created unassisted in his studio. Each piece is formed employing the techniques of forging, construction, and soldering in 14K and 18K gold and sterling silver. His designs reflect the 3 dimensional interplay of positive lines and planes and the negative spaces they create. Lee seeks to exalt the spirit and thereby promote healing of the mind, body, and soul.
Since 1975, Jack and Marian have maintained a metalsmithing studio in Bloomington, Indiana. The Forneys collaborate on each piece, specializing in handcrafted 14K gold jewelry and small sculptures. Marian pierces each piece of 14K gold sheeting creating images that depict the natural forms from the area: gingko leaves, oak trees, great blue herons and floral patterns. Jack then fabricates each piece by using the techniques of soldering, forging and stone setting. Jack and Marian strive to make their work elegant, as well as functional.