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All objects have the illusion of space, but my favorite ones are airy and simple yet thoughtful. This is especially important when it comes to the things that we wear. I create tiny sculptural worlds using traditional jewelry materials and incorporating geometric elements, to make objects that are light but have a weighty presence.

Raised in Denver Colorado, Elaine Butcher moved to Virginia to be near family and go to school at Virginia Commonwealth University. There she discovered the wonders of metal and glass and shortly after graduating in 2009 began experimenting for what would become her line of jewelry. Undaunted by the challenges of being an artist and maker, Elaine has a metal studio in downtown Charlottesville Virginia, still blows glass and is excited by new opportunities every day.

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  • Joined September 2, 2011

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Silver, gold, cut stones, pearls, glass, paper, glue, wood, plants

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About

All objects have the illusion of space, but my favorite ones are airy and simple yet thoughtful. This is especially important when it comes to the things that we wear. I create tiny sculptural worlds using traditional jewelry materials and incorporating geometric elements, to make objects that are light but have a weighty presence.

Raised in Denver Colorado, Elaine Butcher moved to Virginia to be near family and go to school at Virginia Commonwealth University. There she discovered the wonders of metal and glass and shortly after graduating in 2009 began experimenting for what would become her line of jewelry. Undaunted by the challenges of being an artist and maker, Elaine has a metal studio in downtown Charlottesville Virginia, still blows glass and is excited by new opportunities every day.

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