Beverly Jones Jewelry Designs
Wow inspiring design, meticulous craftsmanship, and great attention to detail seamlessly team up with comfortable wearability in a democratic environment where a precious gem might share space with a found object or a natural oddity. Example – silver pendant with a meteorite, a ruby and a piece of petrified armadillo hide.
The woman who wears my jewelry loves color and surprises. She has no inclination to look like everyone else, knows trends but doesn’t necessarily follow them, and will break a fashion rule if it pleases her.
I stepped sideways from documentary filmmaking into jewelry fabrication during a time I was spending long days in dark editing rooms. To relax at night, I began stringing beads. The calming effect of this simple, tactile world of beads was the perfect antidote to the complex, digital, electronic one of filmmaking. Suddenly I could breathe again. A bead led to silver and fire, which led to enamel and now leather and fabric – I can’t stop. In a creative sense, this world of small adornments feels huge, limitless and exciting, and the skill challenges to create beautifully crafted work should keep me busy indefinitely.
Considering the consistently high level of craftsmanship at the Sierra Madre Art Fair, It is a huge honor to be named the 2014 Featured Artist and a special honor to be the first jeweler to be given this distinction.
Please visit www.beverlyjones.com to see a selection of her jewelry.
“Wild & Tame” Necklace, Leather Cuff Bracelet and Enamel Earrings
by Featured Artist Beverly Jones