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Adhara8 is a collaborative of two time travelers sharing, creating and collecting. This is done on our small organic farm in an enchanting valley in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The surrounding natural area’s thousands of acres of pristine forests, mountains, lakes and actual healing springs and crystals constantly nurture creativity. Our youth was spent in the Chicago area…exploring the wonder-filled museums, galleries, Art Institute, and antique, trash/treasure shops. We are influenced by the ancient , mystical and whimsical which manifests in our creations and treasures.

Carol considers much of her jewelry style as “techno-primitive,” incorporating both contemporary methods and materials with ancient techniques and design. She has worked in glass for many years and began with metals about 10 years ago while living in Miami. Some knowledge was acquired from the Art South…

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  • Joined October 26, 2009

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Glass, gems, stones, found objects, silver, copper, brass, bone, leather, concrete, light, and Majick

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About

Adhara8 is a collaborative of two time travelers sharing, creating and collecting. This is done on our small organic farm in an enchanting valley in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The surrounding natural area’s thousands of acres of pristine forests, mountains, lakes and actual healing springs and crystals constantly nurture creativity. Our youth was spent in the Chicago area…exploring the wonder-filled museums, galleries, Art Institute, and antique, trash/treasure shops. We are influenced by the ancient , mystical and whimsical which manifests in our creations and treasures.

Carol considers much of her jewelry style as “techno-primitive,” incorporating both contemporary methods and materials with ancient techniques and design. She has worked in glass for many years and began with metals about 10 years ago while living in Miami. Some knowledge was acquired from the Art South Inter-disciplinary school as well as the Miami Science Museum. However, her skills are very much hands on and self taught. The joy of creation often manifests through coincidence while being transported by the process. She utilizes natural materials, semi-precious stones, copper, silver and often integrates contemporary and found objects. She also includes her own glass work, frequently dichroic. She strives for unique pieces that reflect and enhance while adorning.

Jerry works primarily in concrete now but also is adept in photography, glass, & wood, among other mediums. For his concrete he uses a formula of Portland cement, fine aggregate and reinforcing fiber, (for larger pieces steel is used.) After several days of curing, the work is removed from the molds, and the pieces are cleaned with a special solvent to assure proper absorption of paints and/or stains. Next U.V. sealers are applied to protect the coloring. Many of his returning clients often comment that pieces purchased years ago retain their vibrancy. Although the work is quite suitable for outdoor s, many have display it indoors on walls, above fireplace mantels, and even in galleries. Often patrons report that wherever his work is displayed it radiates happiness.

Why Adhara? It is one of the brightest known stars….several thousand times more so than our sun. However, one would need to have ultra violet sight to see such brillance. That’s how we think of the Etsy community…those rare people who have the ability to see the shine of creativity beyond the ordinary. And why the “8?” This is not only a number, but a symbol of infinity- a reference to our wondrous universe without limit.
We wish all such wonders-
Carol & Jerry,
Adhara8

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