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Hi, Im Gaynor Mann! Alexandra Shariff Designs are my passion!

I am first, and foremost a wife and mother. To illustrate this point, my company is named after my daughters, Alexandra, 14 and Shariff, (Sha-reef) 20. Why the youngest first? She frequently helps me with design. I love her eye for color, plus it helps me cultivate the artist in her. Now if I could just convince her that she needs to learn construction! What contribution does my eldest make? She, enthusiastically, advertises my work by wearing any of the pieces I make for her!

While I have spent the majority of my life in some artistic pursuit, I only started using metal seven years ago. What I discovered is that I love it! I find myself getting lost, mentally, in all the design possibilities.

I am constantly striving to learn new techniques and…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 5
  • Joined February 21, 2009

Favorite materials

Sterling silver wire, sterling silver sheet, copper wire, copper sheet, Hand cut gemstones

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About

Hi, Im Gaynor Mann! Alexandra Shariff Designs are my passion!

I am first, and foremost a wife and mother. To illustrate this point, my company is named after my daughters, Alexandra, 14 and Shariff, (Sha-reef) 20. Why the youngest first? She frequently helps me with design. I love her eye for color, plus it helps me cultivate the artist in her. Now if I could just convince her that she needs to learn construction! What contribution does my eldest make? She, enthusiastically, advertises my work by wearing any of the pieces I make for her!

While I have spent the majority of my life in some artistic pursuit, I only started using metal seven years ago. What I discovered is that I love it! I find myself getting lost, mentally, in all the design possibilities.

I am constantly striving to learn new techniques and this is reflected in my work. Once I learn something, I will create a number of pieces, in order to perfect the technique. I hope you will visit frequently so that you can watch me evolve!

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