Adina DeRoy-Stouffer is an artist and musician working and teaching in the Pittsburgh area for the past eighteen years. A jewelry artist Working in metals, glass, metal clay, gemstones, and recycled materials, Adina draws inspiration from nature for her creations: leaves, trees, landscapes, animals, and shells are among the themes that are woven throughout her creations. As a studio artist, Adina’s focus is often on creating works entirely out of wires in various sizes and metals. She uses these to create both jewelry and wire sculpture.
The ExCB is the proud creator of hand forged timepieces & fine sterling silver jewelry for men and women looking for uniqueness and quality. Whether it is a custom order or a production item, every piece is meticulously designed and constructed by Alexander Draven from raw materials and crafted using only hand tools.
Bonnie Hedden is a North Central Pennsylvania based jewelry artist who creates individually handcrafted pieces by use of traditional metalsmithing and wire working techniques. She specializes in the contrast of metals through the use of patina and mixed metals in the form of silver and high karat gold to create beautiful jewelry sculpture. Her signature pieces are further enhanced by the precious and semi-precious gems she hand selects.Bonnie has exhibited her jewelry at fine art and craft venues along the Northeast since 2001, and in recent years, in venues throughout the South. Her jewelry has been worn and enjoyed by collectors all over the globe.
I was an apprentice to the Goldsmith to the Royal Family of the Netherlands, Jan Frijters. Also am a Gemologist with the Gemological Society of Americahttp://cherylbrooks.com
Born on October 20th 1983, Dan Sullivan has always been an artist at heart. His introduction into the glass art world began in 2002 at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. From 2003-2006 he was enrolled at Sheridan College in Ontario Canada for a Craft & Design Program in Glass Blowing. After graduating in 2006, Dan returned home to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, where he now lives and creates borosilicate glass jewelry, functional art, and hot sculpted glass vessels. All throughout the year Original Glass Worx is a part of various art shows in western Pa & surrounding areas. You can also find Dan selling his wearable art on various Saturdays, at The Artisan Market in the historical Strip District of Pittsburgh, 20th & Penn.
I create my jewelry from porcelain, terracotta and stoneware clay. I roll the clay out by hand, then texture and cut it into shapes. Each piece is layered with a variety of glazes, then fired as many as four times. After the firing process is complete, many pieces are embellished with an assortment of beads. All earring findings are nickel-free (sterling silver or 14k gold filled)
Attended Penland School of Crafts in 2003, 2006, and in 2008; participated in professional art shows since 1985; rug weaving artist for 15 years; lampworking artist for 19 years; continuous education by participating in lampworking workshops by top bead makers whenever time permits.
Professionally trained for jewelry designs and enamel artist/goldsmith. One-of-a- kind enamel cloisonné jewelry, handcrafted, original in design with 24k gold wire, enamels, set in 14k yellow gold, hand fabrication, with precious stones. Developed own techniques. Also own copyrights on the work. Ten awards received in 2019.
I make one of a kind vitreous cloisonné enamel pieces, I make hand fabricated settings incorporating stones with the enamels for jewelry.
Ms. Evans received a BFA in theater from Point Park University and has completed graduate studies in Art Direction at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After studying metal arts at the Burlington Center for the Arts in Vermont, she started her company Divergence Design. Ms. Evans also studied with Jane Frank, master goldsmith in Burlington, VT.
I use miniature reproductions of my watercolor paintings ‘set’ in silver and pewter. The silver is hand fabricated using traditional metal working tools such as rolling mill, rotary tool, torch, saws and other hand tools. The pewter is cast from my original models that are carved and sculpted in an air dry clay. http://www.LaurieLeonardDesigns.com
Flameworking is an intimate art: just the artist, the torch and the glass. My glass pieces, both simple and sculptural, fit together into bold, geometric, botanically inspired jewelrywww.rushcreekglass.com
Linda “Sorcie” Smith
Linda “Sorcie” Smith has been working with beads and collecting new and old jewelry since her teenage years. It’s only since September of 1998, however, that she turned her hand to more serious jewelry making in the form of precious metal jewelry design. Originally self taught in her jewelry, Linda has found inspiration from many online jewelry professionals such as Preston Reuther and Eni Oken, and has more recently studied from nationally known artists such as Connie Fox, Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Arlene Hildebrand, Jack Berry and Robbie “Metallique” Ward, as well as Arlene Fisch. Linda was accepted in 2006 as an artist member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh. She was accepted into the Naples Artcrafters in January 2018. She has written jewelry tutorials for Step By Step Wire Jewelry and has online tutorials. Linda has taught jewelry making classes through the Community College of Beaver County and at her Facets of Light Studio in Bridgewater, PA. Selections of her work have been on display at various galleries and locations in Western Pennsylvania and Greenville, NC. She currently participates in A Fair in the Park in Pittsburgh, and Youngstown University’s Summer Arts Festival. Linda “Sorcie” Smith has been working with beads and collecting new and old jewelry since her teenage years. It’s only since September of 1998, however, that she turned her hand to more serious jewelry making in the form of precious metal jewelry design. Originally self taught in her jewelry, Linda has found inspiration from many online jewelry professionals such as Preston Reuther and Eni Oken, and has more recently studied from nationally known artists such as Connie Fox, Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Arlene Hildebrand, Jack Berry and Robbie “Metallique” Ward, as well as Arlene Fisch. Linda is a juried and charter member of the International Guild of Wire Jewelry Artists since 2005 and was accepted in 2006 as an artist member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh. She has been accepted into the Naples Artcrafters in January 2018. She has written jewelry tutorials for Step By Step Wire Jewelry, June 2005 issue and Dec. 2005 online tutorial as well as for Reuther’s online website. Linda has taught jewelry making classes through the Community College of Beaver County and at her Facets of Light Studio in Bridgewater, PA. Selections of her work have been on display at various galleries and locations in Western Pennsylvania and Greenville, NC. Currently, her jewelry collection can be seen at her studio in Bridgewater, PA, and at the shows she will participate in for 2009, including Garrison Day in Beaver, A Fair in the Park in Pittsburgh, Youngstown University’s Summer Arts Festival, Christkindl Markt in Canton Ohio and Akron Arts Expo.
Even after 20 plus years of creating jewelry, I am in awe at how a bead a little larger than a poppy seed connected to the next one and the next one by just a thread births a triangle, a circle, a heart, a bracelet an earring…and those then become my contemporary beaded jewelry.
Olga creates her jewelry by crocheting, stitching, and weaving thousands of tiny glass beads together. Basic geometric shapes flow into organic forms, producing clean, elegant designs. The earth tone color palette and soft textures make her contemporary pieces versatile and comfortable to wear.http://www.ombeadwork.com
Robert Riffe has been working as a metalsmith + studio jeweler over 20 years creating Handcrafted Jewelry. Practicing the timeless art of metalsmithing using torches + hand tools to create his *Mystical Crystal Jewelry~ His pieces are mostly made in sterling silver with colorful stones and hand stamped designs + adornments with layers of metals. He also likes to add gold accents to many silver jewelry to give a distinctive mixed metal jewelry look that blends nicely with the stone cabochons + faceted stones that are centerpieces for his work. Quite a variety of gemstones, minerals + fossils are used in his beautiful + creative pendants, rings, earrings and bracelets. Many of his pendants will have a bit of designer stamping or simple engraving and his silver hallmark (RR) on the reverse side.. just a little something special for the wearer to have close to their heart. He has displayed at many art shows festivals and Galleries over the years.