BLUE RIDGE ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS ASSOCIATION - A non-profit organization in Waynesville, NC
Gem Expressions By Virginia
 


 
 
 
                     Artist Biography
 
My love of jewelry and handcrafted items I feel is a gift from my mother.  Her hands were always busy and many people have heirlooms today that were created by her.   My hands were kept busy for many years as an office manager, however, since 1993 my love of jewelry and handcrafted items has come forward and become my passion. 
 
The jewelry I design is inspired by many things.  I primarily work with natural gemstones, Swarovski crystals, and sterling silver.   Sometimes the stone itself speaks to me as to what it would like to become.   Each design is unique and one of a kind.  I am beginning to use more pewter, as it is lead free and tarnish free.  Since many people have difficulty using lobster claw clasps, I find that people like the toggle clasps I use.
 
In addition, I also do decorative glass boxes that are lit.  These also can be special ordered in an array of colors or sizes. Glass boxes are only available at shows.  However, if you would like to order a special color and size, I could deliver to one of my upcoming shows.
 
 
 
 
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