Tuesday, September 29, 2009
South Shore Beaders - Ann Spano
This is not a necklace I made but it is from one of our South Shore Beaders group, Ann Spano.
Ann makes some spectacular pieces, very bold and mostly all parts are made by Ann. She is an inspiration to all of us in the group and has been very willing to share her knowledge with the group.
We met her at the Fuller Craft Museum's Wednesday evening craft group. Some of us were attending a regular display at the Museum and wandered into a nice find. The Museum has a free group where anyone can bring your favorite craft and join, chat, show, learn. When they realized we were jewelry designers, we were told to stay a bit and meet Ann Spano, a member who regularly attended the group and was a jewelry designer. We ended up staying for several hours and chatted with Ann. One thing lead to another and Ann was now a member of our group. What a find!
When I asked her if she made all of the components she replied:"I did use a couple of premade bead caps along with the pieces I domed for the lanterns and of course the beads in both projects were bought. The lanterns used an inlayed bead and for the other, I just haven't tried drilling stone yet!! Aside from that, I made the components." Look at these pieces - she made all but a few of the components! That involves some bronze metal clay and lots of other metal work.
I have seen both of these pieces in person. While these are good pictures, they do not come close to showing how beautiful they are. Each lantern is all by itself a work of art and there are five of them!
I'll be featuring some of our other talented jewelry designers in the South Shore Beaders group in the near future. Stay tuned.
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