Artist: Karen Strauss
Orchid Gallery: http://www.ganoksin.com/orchid/strauss.htm
Karen Strauss, Jewelry Designer/Harpist: A full-time profession
concert harpist who performs and teaches. She spends as much time as
possible following her passion of designing and fabricating jewelry.
She especially loves the tangible results of experiments with
silver, gold , precious gems and minerals.
I started my jewelry design by using beads and semiprecious stones
almost 2 years ago. Gradually I try using different material to
create something unique. Because of my passion toward design, I took
some metalsmithing classes in NY. Being a graphic designer, I intend
to add some graphic flavor into my designs and keep them simple. You
can find Asian influence in my work.
Collette Fortin crafts fine jewelry by hand from gold, sterling
silver, brass and copper. Each of her designs is cut out of the
metal with her goldsmith’s saw. Collette uses precious and
semiprecious gemstones to accentuate the character of the metals and
the original design of each unique piece.
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here where we show each other with our creations. Send us your
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