My objective as a jewelry designer is to create wearable art that is unique, comfortable, durable, and reflects basic principles of design. I prefer to work with metals, particularly silver and copper, with frequent use of gemstones and other quality embellishments, such as crystals and pearls. Occasionally, I use beading. I take my cues from current fashion trends and endeavor to create jewelry that will complement and enhance someone’s overall appearance.
I have had a life-long affinity for all things artistic; over the years I have gravitated toward many hand crafts, such as embroidery, crocheting, knitting and quilting. After completing my under-graduate and post-graduate degrees, I took numerous drawing and painting courses at Towson State University in Baltimore. Then, for many years a career in business and raising two children took precedence. In my retirement I began to collect vintage jewelry, which began my love affair with jewelry as a form of artistic expression. Over the past 12 years I have taken many local classes, learning techniques such as beading, wire work, metal work and precious metal clay.
Cheryl’s portrait courtesy of John Berry.
Contact Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org