Vickie Hallmark

Vickie Hallmark

"The most common response to my jewelry is amazement at the level of detail. My husband calls me "Picky Vickie" because I'm a bit obsessive about getting the details just right. Be sure to examine the reverse, clasp, or other special elements of my pieces for hidden delights."

As an avid gardener and birdwatcher, Vickie Hallmark draws inspiration for her jewelry from the fauna and flora that gather around the stock tank pond in her central Texas garden. The scenes that appear in her work are based on studio views of the treetops, where warblers and wrens flit from branch to branch, or adapted from close examination of the native plants she cultivates.

Each bird, leaf, and flower is hand-sculpted in silver or gold clay with details interpreted through an artistic eye. Once reduced to pure metal, these tiny elements are then combined with recycled Argentium silver, high karat gold, and colorful gemstones to create charmingly individual vignettes meant to be worn and treasured.

Trained as a research scientist, Vickie Hallmark studied gold and silver for many years before returning to her birth name's heritage of metalsmithing (a "hallmark" is both a maker of and purity mark for fine metals). After training with recognized master jewelers, she combined classical techniques with her own experimental nature to develop a unique blend of high tech materials and processes.

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Night Branch Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 360
Amethyst Zinnia Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 260
Geranium Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 225
Purple Leaf Pendant
Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 260
Morning Glory Pendant
Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 260
Blush Petal Drop Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 198
Pale Rose Leaf Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 280
Carnelian Poppy Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 360
Spring Greens Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 275
Zinnia Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 380
Leaflet Hoops
Silver Earrings

$ 168
Moon Leaf Pendant
Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 195
Raindrop Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 195
Amethyst Dagger Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 270
Posy Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 140
Moon Leaf Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 195
Ruby Wren Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 330
Daisy Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 150
Daisy Hoops
Silver Earrings

$ 190
Fuchsia Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 280
Mountain Laurel Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 180
Amethyst Moon Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 330
Coral Wren Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 330
Citrine Leaf Studs
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 119
Flower Box Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 139
Silverberry
Silver Earrings

$ 220
Sprig Studs
Silver Earrings

$ 100
Blue Moon Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 330
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Gala in the Garden (invitational exhibit), San Antonio, CA, USA, Southwest School of Art, 2012