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Beth Rosengard - Jewelry Gallery


#1

The inspirations for my one-of-a-kind jewelry are gold and gemstones of
every imaginable kind. As I design, I am always looking for creative ways to
frame, embellish, compliment and/or contrast with a stone or interesting
combination of stones.



Most recently, I have been developing a series using textured, sculptural
gold achieved via an old technique called broom-casting: I pour molten gold
over the soaking wet, upturned bristles of a straw broom. The results vary
greatly, but generally echo the dripping, columnar shapes of stalactites.
While some of these one-of-a-kind castings are usable in their “raw” state,
most are modified, refined and combined until they suit the concept of each
jewelry piece.



I have always worked with colorful gemstones and precious metals, but the
introduction of broom-cast components has taken my work to a new level where
stone and metal have become equal partners in my designs. I look forward to
further explorations of the myriad possibilities inherent in these
techniques and concepts.

“Green Circle Pin” ­ 14 & 22K gold with emeralds, smithsonite and
boulder opal.


#2

“Pussywillow”

“Pussywillow” Pin/Pendant ­ 14 & 22K gold with Coober Pedy opal and
labradorite. This one went through three title incarnations in my head:
First it was “nudibranch” but I thought I might have a problem selling it if
I named it for a sea slug; then it was “Take a Bough,” cute but gimmicky;
and finally it became “Pussywillow.”


#3

“Weeping Woman”

“Weeping Woman” Pin/Pendant ­ 14, 18 & 22K gold with boulder opal,
tanzanite, chrysocolla/quartz and diamonds. Inspired by Picasso’s weeping
women.


#4

“Neon Dusters”

“Neon Dusters” Earrings ­ 14, 18 & 22K gold with neon apatite and
boulder opals. This one’s an award winner!


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