Robin Lee Becker
Mary Jane Doubleday
Rebecca Alden Fortier
Carri & Jeremy Gicker
Ann D Kearney
Leanne Elliot Soden
Ann Krupp/gold, pearl and stone necklaces
Originally beginning as a painter, Ann is a self-taught goldsmith and has
been designing and making jewelry for the past 30 years. Living in a lovely
landscape in the Hudson River valley of the New York Catskills is a major
influence on Ann's work. Her current jewelry uses various karats and shades
of gold, stones of beautiful colors and shapes, and fresh water pearls. Most
often a piece will incorporate two or three stones chosen to compliment one
another. The cast gold surfaces are machine polished only in specific areas
to define a shape or clarify an edge. Most of the surface is sand blasted,
then wire brushed and finally hand polished until the gold glows.
Ed Levin/sterling, gold and garnets necklace & earrings
Ed Levin began creating innovative and distinctly original jewelry in 1950. He started designing jewelry while living in Buenos Aires and working with a master Florentine jeweler. They alloyed their metal from gold coins, drilled with needles in a bow-drill, and soldered with a blowpipe. He brought what he learned back to the United States and founded Ed Levin jewelry. - He has passed his artistic vision and skills on to the next generation of master craftsmen who carry on his legacy at Ed Levin jewelry. Our jewelry is still handcrafted using age old techniques and only the finest materials - inspiring the wearer with its alluring and inventive design.
Jill O'reilly/sterling bracelet with stones
"Making jewelry is a dream career for me. It satisfies my need to be creative, uses my mathematics background, and gives me flexible hours so I can raise my two children. I personally hand fabricate each piece of jewelry from sterling sheet and wire using centuries old techniques. When appropriate, I accent pieces with 14K gold, gold filled wire or semi-precious stones. After filing, soldering, stamping, bending, and sanding each piece to my satisfaction, I stamp the piece with my hallmark and send it to a professional polisher for hand buffing. The last step is to set any stones by hand and perform a final inspection. I enjoy every part of the process from designing to actual production. Every day brings new challenges as hand worked metal never responds the same way twice."
Jeff Gray/ sterling silver bracelet
As a native Vermonter, I grew up in the foothills of the Green Mountains.
The soft rolling hills and colonial Greek Revival houses of New England are reflected in the combination of curves and classic lines in my work.
For all artists who do three dimensional work, shape, structure and balance are the basic forms from which we build.
And then we stretch and test out own creative boundaries.
Having been a jeweler for thirty years, designing my own line for the last twenty-five of those years, I constantly strive to develop a clean, elegant and affordable collection.|
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