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Artist: Marya Williams
Orchid Gallery: http://ganoksin.com/exhibition/v/orchid/MaryaWilliams/

Marya Williams was born and raised in Berkeley, California where her
first jewelry class in high school introduced her to metalsmithing
and casting. After a few years of selling beaded jewelry she
enrolled in Thundering Seas School for silversmiths on the coast of
Oregon. Upon returning to the Bay Area she earned her Graduate
Jeweler Certificate from the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.

She specializes in combining sterling silver with various karats of
gold. Most of her work is hand fabricated using traditional
goldsmithing techniques. She finds inspiration for her designs in
the inherent beauty of the metals, utilizing their natural
tarnishing abilities and highlighting the contrasting colors of
silver and gold. She works out of her studio in downtown San
Francisco.

  • hand pierced belly dancer in sterling silver and 24k keum-boo

  • flower bracelet hand made in sterling silver

  • turquoise, 14k gold, sterling silver and fine silver mesh.