Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lonna Keller Jewelry

I have long been a fan of Lonna Keller Jewelry.  Lonna is known for her museum quality pieces as well as her affordable production line.  Lonna struggles with the same problems that most of the women in this industry struggle with.  How to take care of a family and maintain your artistic integrity.  I for one believe she has her priorities well in hand.  By lengthening her turn around time, limiting the number of galleries that show her work and streamlining her product line she feels she is now in a better place to manage all of her responsibilities.

Keller received an M.F.A. in metalsmithing 
in 1998 from the University of Iowa, a B.F.A.
in Metalsmithing and a B.S. in 
Sociology/Anthropology in 1994 from 
Nebraska Wesleyan University.

"Silver Massage"
sterling silver, black onyx
36"x 16"
Permanent Collection of the Musuem of Arts and Design, NY


one-of-a-kind wearable art necklace
sterling silver, rubber
17" x 8"

"Single Pearl Cuff"
sterling silver, freshwater pearl

"Delicate Pearls" earrings
sterling silver, freshwater pearls 
1 1/2" x 1/4 "

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Amy Faust Jewelry

Amy Faust Jewelry

If there is a way to recycle a material Amy Faust seems to have found a way to do so with beauty and grace. In the Upsa Daisy Earrings she uses vintage pottery that is hand lapped into round abstract designs which are set into fabricated matte recycled sterling and fine silver bezels which dangle from three chain links. The of each piece is solid silver with sterling silver post backs. Shown in Upsa Daisy ceramic. 0.63 W x 1.13 L x 0.25 Diameter inch(es)