Smith Galleries has just received a new collection of jewelry from Deborah Close. The gallery has featured Deborah's work for several years. Her work is characterised as elegant design using beautiful stones and expertly crafted sterling silver enhancements. The necklace and earrings shown at left feature black onyx and green turquoise.
Deborah writes..."It is my interest in beauty and order that drives the artistic decisions I make when creating jewelry. The shape and color of the stones, the form and texture of the metals, the linear movement and negative space in the composition are considerations that determine how a piece of jewelry will ultimately look. Creativity is problem solving. Here is the problem; black onyx stone, hammer and saw. I solve the problem in a way that is unique to me. As my personal journey moves in new directions, so does my art. Although the problem is the same (metal. stone, hammer, saw), the solution is always different."
See a slide show of the new pieces here. See more of our jewelry artists here. Drop by the gallery in the Village at Wexford on beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC, or visit us online. Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Monday through Saturday. Be sure to join our E-Club. 800.272.3870