Deb Karash is one of my favorite jewelry artists. She uses colored pencils on metal in a style that is uniquely hers.
"The creation and collection of jewelry, for me, is about intimacy. Something personal is expressed in the wearing of handmade jewelry."
Fusing the intuitive nature of drawing and the technical skills of metalsmithing, Deb Karash combines copper, silver, brass and colored pencil into wearable, portable works of art. First applying layers of colored pencil to a textured copper surface, Karash then suspends the copper over cool sterling to bring each piece to life.
Karash views her work as a subtle statement about personality and the mystery of the spirit. Mechanical, metaphorical, and emotional layers and connections play a crucial role in Deb Karash's work and in her life as a maker.