Nancy Hoyt's Profile

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ABOUT ME:
Jewelry making has been my absolute passion for 39 years. I believe I was born with an innate desire to create. If you were to ask my parents you would find that as a child, I was always captivated by art and delighted in discovering new ways to create it. When I discovered working with metal and jewelry, I was hooked for life!
I love to create, but I also love the idea that I am making a lasting piece of art jewelry. It may become a treasured and symbolic piece for the wearer to be enjoyed for years.
My inspiration mostly comes from the natural world. I love figures, faces, leaves and spirals. One of my favorite things to see on a hike is the unfurling of a brand new fern frond.
I started making metal jewelry in high school and continued studying "Jewelry and Metalsmithing" in college; graduating with a fine arts degree from University of Oregon. After…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 15
  • Joined October 7, 2011

Favorite materials

Silver, Gold, Jaspers, Tourmaline, Turquoise, Variscite, Gaspeite, Sugilite, Opal, Lapis, pearl, Chrysoprase, Citrine

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Handmade Silver, Gold & Gemstone Jewelry

About

ABOUT ME:
Jewelry making has been my absolute passion for 39 years. I believe I was born with an innate desire to create. If you were to ask my parents you would find that as a child, I was always captivated by art and delighted in discovering new ways to create it. When I discovered working with metal and jewelry, I was hooked for life!
I love to create, but I also love the idea that I am making a lasting piece of art jewelry. It may become a treasured and symbolic piece for the wearer to be enjoyed for years.
My inspiration mostly comes from the natural world. I love figures, faces, leaves and spirals. One of my favorite things to see on a hike is the unfurling of a brand new fern frond.
I started making metal jewelry in high school and continued studying "Jewelry and Metalsmithing" in college; graduating with a fine arts degree from University of Oregon. After graduating, I worked as a bench jeweler for a few years honing my skills. I started my own business when we started having children so I could work and stay home with them.
My husband of 37 years and I have 2 grown boys. We have lived in Oregon, Colorado and New Mexico, Boise Idaho, McCall Idaho, Lake Tahoe Nevada, and just recently moved to Bend Oregon. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends traveling, skiing, hiking, biking, paddling, and just being up in the mountains or down on the beach.

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