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Shelon Bennett - Found object "Bee" necklace

Shelon Bennett: Featured Artist

Take a peek into the work and philosophy of jewelry-maker, Shelon Bennett: “I have been privileged to grow up in the art friendly community of Santa Cruz and have benefited greatly from exposure to art from a young age. I have always been encouraged to observe the beauty that surrounds me. I am inspired by […]

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Mark Areais Jewelers

Mark Areias Jewelers

  These days, it is rare to come across jewelry that has not been mass-produced in a large factory. At Mark Areias Jewelers, the professional craft and personal care of jewelry is refreshingly “old-fashioned”. Local artist Mark Areias is a formally trained Goldsmith and one of this area’s most esteemed creators of fine jewelry. For […]

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Resin Flower Pendant

Completed: Resin Flower Pendant.

This pendant evolved over time. Its unique because I created the wire wrap and the central resin piece. The resin piece in the center was created using flowers, a magazine clipping, and a liquid epoxy resin. I selected a group of small stones to compliment the central piece and wrapped them together in a cluster. […]

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silica pendant

Inspirationand First Steps: Gem Silica Pendant

  This week I am starting on a new pendant for myself! I’m excited about this project. I’ve been waiting for a while to have the opportunity to create something with this beautiful gem silica stone. I bought the stone from someone that I follow on instagram, who cuts stones and sets them into jewelry. […]

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Spontaneous Swirls

Completed: Spontaneous Swirls

This week I completed a pendant that doesn’t follow any rules! Lately, I’ve been working on designs that are really symmetrical. Its been challenging to try to bring that aspect into my art. This week I decided to let go of trying to conform to certain shapes and just let my imagination run wild. I […]

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Fiery Feather Earrings

Completed: Fiery Feather Earrings

I’m excited to share this pair of feather earrings made using one of my favorite stones: fire agate. Similar in quality to opals, another one of my favorites, fire agate has a glowing quality when light hits it. The fiery glowing parts of the stone vary in color and quality within the same stone. It […]

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Rutilated Ammonite

Completed Progress: Rutilated Ammonite

Rutilated Ammonite This week I finished this rutilated quartz and ammonite pendant for a good friend of mine. This pendant is hard to capture in a photograph. The light has to catch the quartz just right for the ammonite to show through. I finished the pendant with some twisted wire and spiral to provide some […]

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