[New Orchid Gallery] Beth Farber

Beth Farber
Elizabeth Farber Designs
Minnetonka, Minnesota. USA

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As a maker of art jewelry, I have adapted ancient techniques to
hand-weave precious metals and gemstones into finely crafted pieces
of wearable art. My work integrates historic techniques,
craftsmanship, and motifs, with contemporary perspectives, concepts,
and sensibilities.

For some pieces I fabricate bezel settings and clasps or use antique
gold and enamel settings. These parts are thoughtfully integrated
into the weaving to add points of focus, and balance. Each piece is
unique and intensely personaloften taking over one hundred hours to

My art also explores the juxtaposition between hard and soft. While
pieces are at once hardmade of stone and metaltheir ultimate effect
is soft, giving the appearance of being liquid, like a piece of
woven fabric that is draped over a wrist, or around a neck

Drawing inspiration from my international experience, the designs
are evocative of exotic lands and imbued with the colors and visual
flavors of the cultures I have known.

Passion is contagious! Show us your passion, Show us your work!

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