Ann Drewing Beck's Profile

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Hello and thank you for stopping by! My name is Ann and I am the jeweler behind Dream Spiral Art. To begin shopping, please click here: http://www.dreamspiralart.etsy.com

I've been selling my jewelry for over a decade, but it was a accidental discovery in college that began my love affair with metal. One metal-smithing class and I was hooked!

My work is primarily inspired by nature and exploration. I love to travel, so as part of my undergraduate degree, I spent eight months in the South Pacific, where I studied art and literature at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia. While there, I even had the opportunity to stay in the bush with an Aboriginal family and help them paint hand-made digeridoos, a native instrument made from a hollowed tree limb.

For a few years after…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 17
  • Joined March 23, 2007

Favorite materials

Silver, Gold, Copper, Enamel, Resin, Cabochons, Gemstones, and Bits of Nature

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DreamSpiralArt
handmade metal & enamel jewelry by Ann...

About

Hello and thank you for stopping by! My name is Ann and I am the jeweler behind Dream Spiral Art. To begin shopping, please click here: http://www.dreamspiralart.etsy.com

I've been selling my jewelry for over a decade, but it was a accidental discovery in college that began my love affair with metal. One metal-smithing class and I was hooked!

My work is primarily inspired by nature and exploration. I love to travel, so as part of my undergraduate degree, I spent eight months in the South Pacific, where I studied art and literature at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia. While there, I even had the opportunity to stay in the bush with an Aboriginal family and help them paint hand-made digeridoos, a native instrument made from a hollowed tree limb.

For a few years after graduation, I stayed in my home-town of St. Louis, MO, continuing to develop my jewelry biz. I had to feed my wanderlust, though, so I traveled often, once embarking on a six-week RV trip to see the Southwest U.S. All the while, I felt driven to relocate and try on the skins of another city like a new coat. So in 2005 I moved to Richmond, VA, where I met my husband. Yes, the slogan is true - “Virginia is for Lovers”.

My husband and I live and work in a 100-year old farmhouse that we share with our three “kitty-kids” Potter, Albus, and Sprout. When I am not hammering away in my jewelry studio, you can find me digging in the vegetable garden, hiking in the woods, playing volleyball, or helping my husband with our gazillion home renovation projects. Oh, and did I mention that I am also a certified massage therapist? What can I say? I guess I like working with my hands.

To read more about life at the farmhouse, please visit: http://www.dreamspiralart.blogspot.com

You can also become a fan f my jewelry on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/DreamSpiralArt

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