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  • Jan 4
    Starting From Darkness Jan 04 to Mar 04 @Waterstone Gallery
  • Jan 4
    Dorothy Glenn "Generous Mystery" Jan 04 to Feb 25 @Wolff Gallery
  • Jan 16
    Regarding Rascals Jan 16 to Feb 24 @Froelick Gallery
  • Jan 20
    Flood Jan 20 to Feb 24 @Disjecta
  • Jan 20
    Stratospheric Jan 20 to Mar 02 @Geezer Gallery @ Artists Repertory Theatre
  • Feb 1
    Assemblage & Collage Feb 01 to Mar 31 @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Feb 1
    Phraseology Feb 01 to Feb 24 @Butters Gallery
  • Feb 1
    Kanetaka Ikeda: Parts of the Cosmic Tree Feb 01 to Feb 25 @Blackfish Gallery
  • Feb 1
    Annie Meyer Artwork Gallery Feb 01 to Feb 28 @Annie Meyer Gallery
  • Feb 1
    Building Cranes and Butterfly Wings Feb 01 to Feb 25 @Waterstone Gallery

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Barbara A Buttler, Jewelry Artist

Unique, hand-crafted jewelry made of sterling silver, copper, 14k-24k gold.
Jewelry making has been an on-going passion of mine for over thirty years. My formal training was in graphic design, which greatly influenced my approach to jewelry design–I was introduced to typography, calligraphy, and font families, and I came away with an appreciation of the letter form, type, words and patterns, and of course, color. My work explores surface textures and I often use typographic elements to create patterns and designs. I’m very aware of my physical surroundings and I look for graphic components in found objects, from nature––tree bark and sea shells––photographs, architectural drawings, even scraps of paper found on the street. I often integrate colored stones and minerals in my designs, and I enjoy using contrasting-colored metals (sterling and fine silver, 14k-24k gold and copper); adding a patina in the final stages of design really makes the gold pop. I have done many commissions and enjoy doing one-of-a-kind, personalized pieces, like birthstones on a mother’s bracelet, or personalized words of affection roll-printed on the surface of a ring. The most satisfying aspect of jewelry making (and what keeps my passion for the art alive and growing) is knowing that I can create a piece of wearable art that is seen, touched, and appreciated by both the wearer and the observer and, hopefully, will be passed along to family members or friends, keeping the piece alive for generations to come.