artist's bio 

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Deryn Mentock

instructor + silversmith

Originally from Oregon, with a long stop in Texas, I now live in the wild west of Wyoming where my husband was born and raised. Wyoming has always been home to me and we're lucky to have an amazing, 121 year old farmhouse, at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains. We are host to deer, pheasant, wild turkeys, bald eagles, great horned owls, moose, osprey and even a bear in our yard. This is the setting for Owl Creek Studio, and the inspiration for much of my work.

Through years of practice in metalsmithing and jewelry making techniques I've developed a unique style of my own. I traveled the country, for years, to feed my love of teaching and discovered a true passion for sharing my knowledge of technique and design. I was one of the first instructors to offer online jewelry making classes and am proud to offer excellent and inspiring creative content, online and in person.

I'm the author of “The Jewelry Maker’s Design Book, (Quarry Books) and my work has been featured in numerous books and magazines, including a feature for Where Women Create and cover/feature for Belle Armoire Jewelry.

how it's made

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unique pieces

quality construction

patience and knowledge

hand crafted

original designs

small batch

gemstones and silver

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When you own a piece of my jewelry, you're in posession of an original work of art. Each design is uniquely inspired and created completely by hand in my studio, in the foothills of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains near Sheridan, Wyoming. Each piece is made with the utmost care...slowly and in small batches. I begin with silver sheet, sterling wire, 24k gold and precious and semi-precious gemstones. Hours of designing, sawing, filing, texturing, soldering, polishing...and love...go into each piece. The result is one-of-a-kind jewelry, creatively inspired and built in the heart of the west.

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