Monday, April 19, 2010

Touch of Silver - the Monday Morning Artist Interview

 Welcome to Touch of Silver. Buying beads and silver is my addiction. My pieces are created using sterling silver, solid copper and lead-free pewter, combined with interesting glass and both colorful and earthy gemstones. If you've never seen chain maille...check it out - it's truly better than its medieval armor predecessor.
The jewelry I create is inspired by nature and art. My many years walking the shores of Jones Beach on Long Island, my college years hiking and skiing the mountains of Vermont and the more recent vacation times in the Adirondacks all provide inspiration when I am in my studio.
 My enjoyment of art, particularly the Impressionists, with their use of color and light also provides additional background for creativity when I sit down to create a new piece. Whenever we travel, searching for new beads is always on the "to do" list. I've collected beads from Toronto to Vienna and they have all found a home in my creations.
The rich earth tone colors in semi-precious stones such as pietersite or green ocean jasper and the cool blue of lapis lazuli remind me of favorite gardens, woodlands, mountains, surf, or my memories of a gallery painting. For three years, I have been selling my jewelry in local stores in Rochester, NY and Philadelphia, and at Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery.


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sapone bolla soapy blog said...

ooh! those are pretty