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. A classically trained pianist and singer, Adina teaches private lessons and leads small ensembles. Her current focus is on composing piano music.
Adina DeRoy-Stouffer is a member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, and a certified Rio Grande Metal Clay instructor. For many years she has been a metalsmithing and jewelry instructor at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, teaching on-site classes as well as community and residency programs.Adina also enjoys teaching in various community centers, smaller art centers and schools as well as her private teaching studio.
Alexander Draven discovered his passion for creating jewelry in 2001 while attending Myers School of Art in Akron, Ohio. Over the next several years he toiled tirelessly to expand and improve his metalsmithing techniques as he worked in the manufacturing and engineering sector. Eventually obsession got the best of Alex, and he added watchmaking and leather work to his growing skillset.
In 2006 Alex decided it was time to disrupt the idea of generic manufactured products being passed off as fashion. By 2015 the Exquisite Corpse Boutique matured into a thriving full-time labor of love. Since then he has continued to honor his commitment to expression and individuality without sacrificing quality.
Bonnie Hedden is a North Central Pennsylvania based jewelry artist who creates individually handcrafted pieces by use of traditional metalsmithing and wireworking 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 clients all over the globe.
Studied as apprentice with Jan Frijters, taken courses in stone setting and jewelry rendering. Earned my GIA Gemologist degree.
I create jewelry using porcelain, stoneware and terra cotta clay. I roll the clay out by hand, add texture using various objects, then cut the clay and mold the clay into shapes. Each piece is glazed and kiln fired 3 or 4 times. After the firings, I add beading using seed beads, pearls, as well as stone, crystal and glass beads. All ear wires are nickel free.
Professionally trained for jewelry designs and enamel artist/goldsmith. 25 years of practice in jewelry designs and making. Awards and Honor We Received in 2018 1. Best of Jewelry, 2018 Dogwood Art Festival, Atlanta, GA; 2. Judges Choice Award, 2018 Boardwalk Art Show of Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA; 3. 1st Place in Jewelry Category, 2018 Summerfair, Cincinnati, OH; 4. Distinction in Jewelry Category, 2018 Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival, Fairhope, AL; 5. Best of Show, 2018 Lakeshore Art Festival, Muskegon, MI; 6. Special Recognition, 2018 Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN; 7. Award of Merit, 2018 Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair, Milwaukee, WI; 8. Judges Selection Award, 2018 Cain Park Arts Festival, Cleveland Heights, OH; 9. Fine Craft Award, 2018 Spring Fiesta in the Park, Orlando, FL; 10. Best of Display, 2018 Art Street, Green Bay, WI. 11. Juror for 2019 Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival, Syracuse, NY
Laurie uses reproductions of her watercolor paintings set in sterling or pewter settings.She creates the pewter settings by sculpting the model with an air dry clay that dries hard enough to withstand the casting process.The new sterling silver jewelry is made by using traditional metal working tools such as a rolling mill, a torch, a press with various texture, pancake and impression dies as well as various hand tools.She also adds semi precious gemstones to enhance and coordinate with her artwork.
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 jewelry. Many of my pieces are reminiscent of flowers, reflecting my deep knowledge and appreciation of botany. The seedbead framework I use is an integral part of the clasp, color, composition + design. Each of my large disc beads are flameworked glass, which I make by melting colored glass rods over a torch, winding and reforming the glass into thin discs and botanical shapes. Working in glass makes me appreciate the endless mutability and experimentation allowed by the glass medium, and the challenge of making wearable, yet exciting pieces out of a seemingly fragile material.
Linda “Sorcie” Smith
Linda “Sorcie” Smithhas 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.
I create my pieces as both a fine artist and graphic designer. I see the completed piece in my mind’s eye and with the elements of color, texture, shapes, beads and proportions of the various elements, I begin my work is one-of-a-kind and completely handmade creations.
2021 will mark my 23rd year of being an independent artist creating one-of-a-kind art-to-wear jewelry under my business name Memphis George. I started out in Los Angeles selling my work to boutiques, private clients in the film and TV industry as well as being represented by such galleries as the Gallery of Functional Art in Santa Monica, Julie Artisan on Madison Avenue in New York City and Gallerie Chiz in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. I’ve had my work worn to the Oscars twice and owned and operated my own gallery in Los Angeles from 2011-2014. I proudly participated in the Three Rivers Arts Festival from 2001-2015 and am a longstanding member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh where I show my work annually at A Fair in the Park every September.
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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.
Olga’s distinctive style derives from her use of bead crochet. This centuries-old technique allows for great creative freedom when combined with modern materials. A crochet hook, thread and beads is all that’s needed to create anything from simple ropes to nature inspired sculptural shapes. The resulting pieces exhibit a unique fiber-like quality.
A California native, Paula is a Mt. Lebanon based artist and self taught beadweaver. Since founding designs2c in 2006, she has focused on color and texture with a modern vintage feel. She uses primarily Japanese glass seed beads, Czech glass and Swarovski crystals. Edwardian and Indian jewelry are lifelong interests. Their shapes and colors influence her designs.Paula is a member of The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh.Her work can be found online, in regional galleries, boutiques and museum shops and art shows.
I create unique hand fabricated Jewelry from Silver, Gold, colorful stones, fossils, crystals + coins. Inspirations for my art flow from many sources : some of these include nature, geometry, ancient symbols, architecture, and human anatomy + movement. All my jewelry is handcraftedw/ torches and hand tools using the timeless art of metalsmithing + a variety of tools + techniques in the process. Great attention, detail, precision, quality materials and beautiful stones are combined to create these pieces of wearable art. Mystical Crystal Jewelry pieces are functional art~jewelry creations arefine + fancy yet also earthy + enjoyable for everyday wear ~ and maybe a bit Magical~ My intention is that this jewelry brings joy, beauty, and positive energy to the wearer.www.mysticalcrystaljewelry.com
I hand fabricate one of a kind jewelry in recycled sterling silver, karat gold and gemstones. My inspiration comes from nature. I create botanical and airy pieces in soothing color palettes.I use traditional metalsmithing techniques including fusing, forming, sawing, texturing, soldering, roll texturing and bezel, flush and tube settings. I gravitate towards airy, flowing designs. My jewelry is timeless and wearable for someone to cherish and others to admire.zenialisjewelry.com