I’ve used a wide array of techniques in this new jewelry. Many are cut from blown glass forms and harken back to some of my earlier work involving translucence. Some are inlayed with diamonds. Over the years themes and processes have often faded and then reappeared later in some new series.


The work on this page and the pervious page has grown out of a month-long period as an Artist in Residence at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. During this residency I was able to work closely with a glassblower for the first time. This greatly expanded the range of glass forms in my glass jewelry. I enjoyed the collaborative process of working with another artist very much.


The collaborative portion of the process ends once the glass forms are cooled. I then have to do extensive cutting and grinding of the glass to further refine the forms. Finally, I have to resolve how to make the glass wearable as a brooch or necklace. Both goldsmithing and glass working are demanding. I find combining the two into one cohesive design to be my ultimate challenge.

Donald Friedlich

Translucence Series Portfolio

26. Translucence Series Brooch
26. Translucence Series Brooch
27. Translucence Series Brooch
27. Translucence Series Brooch
28. Translucence Series Brooch
28. Translucence Series Brooch
29. Translucence Series Brooch
29. Translucence Series Brooch
30. Translucence Series Brooch
30. Translucence Series Brooch
31. Translucence Series Necklace
31. Translucence Series Necklace
32. Translucence Series Necklace
32. Translucence Series Necklace
33. Translucence Series Necklace
33. Translucence Series Necklace
34. Translucence Series Necklace
34. Translucence Series Necklace
35. Translucence Series Necklace
35. Translucence Series Necklace
36. Translucence Series Brooch
36. Translucence Series Brooch
37. Translucence Series Brooch
37. Translucence Series Brooch
38. Translucence Series Brooch
38. Translucence Series Brooch
39. Translucence Series Brooch
39. Translucence Series Brooch
40. Translucence Series Brooch
40. Translucence Series Brooch
41. Translucence Series Brooch
41. Translucence Series Brooch
42. Translucence Series Brooch
42. Translucence Series Brooch
43. Ruby and Diamond Pendant
43. Ruby and Diamond Pendant
44. Black onyx and Diamond Pendant-2 views
44. Black onyx and Diamond Pendant-2 views
45. Black onyx and Diamond Pendant
45. Black onyx and Diamond Pendant
46. Quartz and Diamond Pendant
46. Quartz and Diamond Pendant
47. Translucence Series Necklace
47. Translucence Series Necklace
48. Translucence Series Necklace
48. Translucence Series Necklace
49. Translucence Series Brooch
49. Translucence Series Brooch
50a. Translucence Series Brooch
50a. Translucence Series Brooch
50b. Translucence Series Brooch
50b. Translucence Series Brooch
51. Translucence Series Brooch
51. Translucence Series Brooch
52. Translucence Series Brooch
52. Translucence Series Brooch
53. Translucence Series Brooch
53. Translucence Series Brooch
54. Translucence Series Brooch
54. Translucence Series Brooch
55. Translucence Series Brooch
55. Translucence Series Brooch
56. Translucence Series Brooch
56. Translucence Series Brooch
57. Translucence Series Brooch
57. Translucence Series Brooch
58. Translucence Series Brooch
58. Translucence Series Brooch

Slate Textured Earrings & Cufflinks