carol savage's Profile

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My artwork uses beautiful stones and minerals gathered on my worldwide travels. I use turquoise, amber, rock crystal,amethyst, kyanite, aquamarine, flourite, copper and silver, combined with coins, beads and jewelry findings gleaned from markets and souks visited on my explorations around the world. I have traveled to Brazil, Croatia and Paris, Egypt, Morocco, Russia and many other countries. I visited Burma (Myanmar) in 2012 and just returned from a cruise through the Panama Canal, visiting Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia and Arruba along the way. I have visited 53 countries so far.

I have been a regular vendor at Eastern Market, a historic market in Washington DC. In January of 2011 I moved to San Francisco CA , where I participate in the San Francisco Street Artist program and sell my jewelry at the Ferry Building Craft market on weekends. Additionally, I do juried shows once or…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 12
  • Joined January 21, 2008

Favorite materials

Precious and semiprecious stones, black rubber tubing, copper, silver, hand dyed silk, all kinds of recycled materials and curious uncommon found objects

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About

My artwork uses beautiful stones and minerals gathered on my worldwide travels. I use turquoise, amber, rock crystal,amethyst, kyanite, aquamarine, flourite, copper and silver, combined with coins, beads and jewelry findings gleaned from markets and souks visited on my explorations around the world. I have traveled to Brazil, Croatia and Paris, Egypt, Morocco, Russia and many other countries. I visited Burma (Myanmar) in 2012 and just returned from a cruise through the Panama Canal, visiting Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia and Arruba along the way. I have visited 53 countries so far.

I have been a regular vendor at Eastern Market, a historic market in Washington DC. In January of 2011 I moved to San Francisco CA , where I participate in the San Francisco Street Artist program and sell my jewelry at the Ferry Building Craft market on weekends. Additionally, I do juried shows once or twice a month. I am currently applying to West Coast and Bay area shows. Here are some additional details about my jewelry:

My neckwraps are a big seller . I use black rubber tubing and memory wire to circle the neck and highlight a huge dramatic stone, or a collection of smaller stones and found objects. They are comfy and toddler proof, since there is no clasp - perfect for arthritis and long fingernails too.

Subversive pearls are funky and asymmetric - not your grandmother's pearls.

My gleaner necklaces and bracelets use found and recycled objects to tell a story. Smashed bottle caps, monopoly and scrabble pieces and dice combine with hand dyed silk scraps, stones and black rubber tubing.

I have recently started electroforming, or copper plating objects for use in my
jewelry.I have had success with dried morel and wood ear mushrooms,dried citrus
slices, lotus blossoms and seed pods.I call this series Botanicals and Edibles.

Last, but not least, check out the Fear of Intimacy Series, so named because each piece has a protruding element that sticks out at least an inch - Good for self preservation - but no sneezing allowed.
Finally, because of my two trips to mines in Brazil, I have had a series of "beyond fabulous" gemstone and specimen rings. Look for more in these in spring 2011. I hope to travel to minas Gerais Brazil again in June 2011.

My artwork summarizes me, I guess, well traveled and well read, with a subversive sense of humor and a west coast, unique style of adornment. Enjoy!

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