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Sylvia Faulkner’s true love is design, shape, color and texture, particularly in the making of jewelry. She has found that all the colors and shapes of nature as a macrocosm are reflected in the microcosm of gems, minerals, pearls, stones, leathers and metals that compose her palette. On Sylvia’s best day, she strives to present what, for her, represents everything about the beauty of the natural world in a work of art that is intimate, personal and inspiring for others – something that gives the wearer a connection with and an appreciation for the beauty of the natural world.
When beginning a piece of jewelry, Sylvia’s palette consists of gems, stones, pearls, metals and leathers. The leathers that she uses form the settings for much of her jewelry; they hold the pieces together, provide needed movement and eventually shape to the owner’s body contours and almost become part of their personalities. Every piece of metal she uses are hand cut, hand hammered, hand plated, and hand polished. As much as possible, she recycles metals, giving a second life to a piece of brass or copper tubing. To Sylvia, creating items of jewelry creates a connection, a story that may help the end wearer understand their place in the natural world.
All of the items Sylvia creates are one of a kind, as unique as the person who will wear them. She believes that a uniquely created piece of jewelry becomes a personal statement for its wearer, a statement that no one else on earth should share. She says, “We are all unique, and we all deserve to have a personal, intimate, daily connection to items that are as unique as we are.”
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