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Welcome! I handcraft each piece of jewelry in my Rhode Island studio using reclaimed precious metals, hand blown glass and ethically sourced gemstones. I use traditional metalsmithing techniques in my process such as fusing, forging and fabrication. All of my glass elements are hand blown or kiln formed exclusively by me as well. Small parts such as earring backs are sourced from local or environmentally conscious manufacturers.

a little about me…
My first step into the word of the working craftsperson happened when visiting a friends glassblowing studio in 2003. I was immediately enchanted by the fluid dance between the maker and material. For the next eight years I worked in that studio doing everything from managing the business to blowing glass. I found myself drawn to the tiny, molten gemlike pieces of glass rather than the large forms and started seeking out a way to…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 6
  • Joined March 26, 2011

Favorite materials

cold metal, hot glass, gemstones the color of ocean and storms, natural fibers

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About

Welcome! I handcraft each piece of jewelry in my Rhode Island studio using reclaimed precious metals, hand blown glass and ethically sourced gemstones. I use traditional metalsmithing techniques in my process such as fusing, forging and fabrication. All of my glass elements are hand blown or kiln formed exclusively by me as well. Small parts such as earring backs are sourced from local or environmentally conscious manufacturers.

a little about me…
My first step into the word of the working craftsperson happened when visiting a friends glassblowing studio in 2003. I was immediately enchanted by the fluid dance between the maker and material. For the next eight years I worked in that studio doing everything from managing the business to blowing glass. I found myself drawn to the tiny, molten gemlike pieces of glass rather than the large forms and started seeking out a way to carry those tiny pieces around with me in a wearable form.
In 2006 I began an apprenticeship with a Boston based metalsmith. Immersing myself in the two studio practices I began to design pieces that combined blown glass and sterling silver into a simple elegant line of jewelry. In 2007 I began selling at local craft shows and wholesale trade shows and it's been my full time job ever since!

my jewelry…
I strive to create jewelry that has a delicate feminine aesthetic, yet holds a quiet strength in it's design.
I draw inspiration from being a surfer and mother, both of which draw my attention to the environment and finding joy in pure simplicity.
My design structure allows for a recyclable end of life, or an extremely long life. The holistic process surrounding each piece adheres to my philosophy of ’do no harm’. Every part of the making process from the tools I use to the packaging is recycled or as sustainable as possible.

website http://www.harmonywinters.com
facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Harmony-Winters-Studio/209562039524?ref=hl

blog http://harmonywinters.blogspot.com/


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