Woman On Fire Designs, Sue Reed

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Woman On Fire Designs, Sue Reed

7 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Anonymous on Oct 14, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

The Dress just arrived! Incredible! - I love her!! Thanks so much. Have a wonderful Holiday Season...with zillions of sales. - Pierr

Anonymous on Oct 14, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks Sue, these earrings arrived safely today, and they are beautiful!

Anonymous on May 1, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

The actual earrings sent were matched to the brooch I purchased. She was very flexible in offering this option and gave a shipping discount too.

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Last updated on February 7, 2011
(All pieces are unique in color due to the process. You can choose specific colors such as red, blues, etc.)

Woman On Fire Designs: Sue Reed
(Woman On Fire Designs since 1999.)

I've been a professional painter for about 20 years, and my jewelry is an offshoot of those works (shown on www.sueannreed.com). The two are intertwined: both made of paint, one suggesting the other in texture and color.

These tiny sculptures are each unique. I discovered the technique about eleven years ago, perfected it, and patented the process. I peel up the paint, fuse it to a backing material that I get in Europe, and create what is shown here. Each piece of jewelry can be made from 2 to 10 pieces of paint.

Real gemstones and pearls are wired into the piece, along with forged wire of silver, copper, or brass, and all is wrapped in a fine beading wire for added texture.

The time taken to create a piece (which is all done by me) is extensive. They are a magical alchemy of materials that explode into something unusual and expressive.

I do not produce large amounts, and each piece is unique in color because of the process.

Shapes are reproduced, and you can order specific colors, such as purples, blues, reds, etc. However, I find that the selection of wires and stones are best left to the artist in order to get the most pleasing effect.

The line consists of brooches, pendants, necklaces, earrings, and barrettes. I can "match up" earrings and larger pieces if so desired. They look great worn on jackets, coats, dresses, shoes, handbags, scarfs, hats, and even on sleeves close to the hand.

A partial list of clients includes: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Antonio Botanical Gardens; The Real Mother Goose, Portland, OR; Palm Springs Art Museum; and various galleries and museum stores across the country.

Here is a list of current designs which may not be pictured on the site: Umbrella, Turtle, Healing Hand, Angel, Heart, Moon, Star, Butterfly, Bird, Goddess, The Manly Man, Dragonfly, Dolphin, Fish, Seahorse, Cat, Tutu, Dress, Elephant, Horse, Cowboy Boot, Eye, Dorothy's Shoes (from the Wizard of Oz), Swan, and Flowers.

Abstracts are my personal favorites and are all different. They are priced from $60.00 to $70, depending on size and complexity. They're wonderful!

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