(JH-047) Artist: Jacqueline Haines, Maine. Bold stichtite and PMC (precious metal clay) earrings. Set in sterling silver. Sterling silver earwires. A matching pendant is available (call gallery for info/availability). Price includes shipping/handling.
About the Artist: Downeast Maine jewelry artist Jacqueline Haines began making jewelry in the 90's when she learned how to bead-weave. Always a practitioner of needle arts, Jackie was drawn to the mosaic quality and detail of work made with tiny glass beads. She fabricates her own metal components, using precious metal clay (PMC), which can be shaped, textured, and carved before firing. Once fired, the end result is a piece of sterling or fine silver.
She chooses the stones she uses for their quality or unusual pattern or origin. Assembling a piece of jewelry with beads, stones, and metal is a little reminiscent of assembling the plants for a garden: striving to achieve the perfect balance of color, form, and texture.