Wearable Art. The idea that one can create pieces of art that can be
worn on the body greatly influenced my decision to design jewelry.
An art background probably helped develop my particular style, which
is contemporary and sculptural. But it's my love of the hands-on
process that I believe sets my pieces apart from others. Although
wirework is my specialty, I do much of my own glass fusing and
lampworking, along with metalsmithing.
My home is in the beautiful western Carolina region, which provides
plenty of natural inspiration. I'm influenced by organic shapes and
earthy colors, and lean toward modern and abstract forms. I'm drawn
to the depth of layered glass along with the complexity of
semi-precious stones, and love to combine these elements with
precious metals. I take great care and personal pride in perfecting
every item I make. My goal is to use high quality materials to
create unique, imaginative, and original jewelry designs.
love making jewelry, and finding others that share that passion.
This craft has embellished my life in many ways, but I'm most
grateful for the friendships I've made as a result of it. I'm
fortunate to work as a jewelry designer at
The Beaded Frog in
Greenville, SC alongside a group of wonderful and talented people.
You'll find many of my pieces available for sale in a retail
environment at "The Frog" and I encourage you to stop in if you live
nearby or are visiting Greenville.
I am also a participating member of my local
Metropolitan Arts Council and the
Upstate Visual Arts program - two
wonderful organizations helping local artists in the community and
Eileen M. Piccoli