Cathryn "Cat" FrancisI have been making jewelry for over twenty years. I began working in sterling silver. When I was working on...
Cheryl Stippich's Gallery
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Jewels of the Nile: Deep cranberry glass with swirls of color flowing through accentuate the "waterfall" of vintage glass jewels. Finished with decorative soldering and brass came. 18 x 22
About this Gallery: Signature pieces incorporate materials not often found in stained glass such as polished goede slices, mineral specimens, vintage glass jewels, hammered brass & copper wire overlays, decorative soldering & enamel highlights that visually enhanc and add a three dimensional, multi-textured surface effect to her creations. In select pieces, she has a unique process of "sculpting" the brass came that encases the finished piece in a way that becomes part of the design, not just the supporting structure. A recent implementation is of vintage glass jewels, circa WW II, made in Germany, the Czech Republic and occupied Japan. These imitation stones were actually made for the costume jewelry industry and are faceted just like a gem stone on both sides adding sparkle & depth to the art piece whether selectively placed or combined en-mass to create an impressive "waterfall" of jewels.