stroll through Harmony on Friday, July 17th while sampling wine and beer at local businesses. Pearlette will be open for the special event offering handmade customizable wine charms for $5 and new enameled ornaments for $18. Click the link above to get tickets.
some in progress pieces I am creating for an upcoming show in Winston-Salem, NC called Create:Adorn. Excited to repurpose these cast brass pieces that I acquired at a flea market in Paris last November.
a little sampling of the beautiful jewelry and metalwork that an old friend Nick Mowers created before his passing in 2013. Last week we celebrated him at an opening at Emerge Gallery in Greenville, NC. Over $3000 was raised for a scholarship in his name to an art student at East Carolina University.
Emotions and memories inspire my work as a metal artist. My most recent pieces are about conflicting feelings. I’ve found that in the cycle of life, there are both positives and negatives, such as pleasure and pain, loss and gain. I fabricate gold, silver, copper, and brass to create jewelry about this cycle. I further embellish each piece with enamel, gemstones, and pearls. These elements bring beauty and decoration to my jewelry, which suggests happiness. Rough textures and sharp edges are sometimes added to convey conflicting emotions.