EBSQ Spotlight on Artist Made Jewelry: Eclectic Elements by Sam

This month’s featured gallery is Artist Made Jewelry. Handcrafted jewelry is not only an expression of the artist who created it but of the one who wears it.  Whether created in silver or gold; plain or sparkling with gems and stones, artist made jewelry is a coming together of personalities that is unique. Throughout the remainder of March, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of EBSQ’s Jewelry artists.

Eclectic Elements by Sam

I'm Game Recycled Material Necklace & Earrings Set - Eclectic Elements by Sam

I focus on repurposing things that may be thrown away, in particular, game pieces. Many of us have memories of playing games with our families and friends in our childhood and some of us still enjoy playing games to this day. With the emergence of video games, some people haven’t played the games many of us played as children. I think by using the materials I do it can bring memories back or introduce people to the games many of us played. I enjoy hearing stories people tell when they see my work. It is amazing to be able to bring a smile to someone’s face or bring back a good memory. – Eclectic Elements by Sam

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EBSQ Spotlight on Artist Made Jewelry: Robin Cruz McGee

This month’s featured gallery is Artist Made Jewelry. Handcrafted jewelry is not only an expression of the artist who created it but of the one who wears it.  Whether created in silver or gold; plain or sparkling with gems and stones, artist made jewelry is a coming together of personalities that is unique. Throughout the remainder of March, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of EBSQ’s Jewelry artists.

Robin Cruz McGee

Oyster Heart Pendant - Robin Cruz McGee

I move metal. I take inorganic, flat material and transform it. I hammer, stretch, shape, manipulate and model until that horizontal plane breathes into life. Although I have pursued many series, using every metal imaginable, my innate proclivity seems to be the organic form.  My tools become extensions of me when I am creating a new form and I am thoroughly consumed in the process of repousse, right through to the application of the final patina and findings. When I make a piece of jewelry, it is wearable sculpture. These are statement pieces, and usually not for the faint of heart. – Robin Cruz McGee

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EBSQ-Etsy Street Team Featured Friday: Robin Cruz McGee

This week the team is proud to announce our newest Featured Friday Store. This store is run by the ever talented Robin Cruz McGee.

 

 

Heide Hibbard: Robin is a metal smith who creates works of art. Everyone who does most any creative things likes to refer to their work as art but Robin is a real artist. I have one of his pieces of jewelry that I bought just so I could hold it in my hand and look at it, because I don’t really wear jewelry. I am really wanting to own his copper repousse of a magnolia (an award winning piece). His repousse’ pieces are crafted beautifully.

Kris Jean: One forgets Robin’s work is hard forged, bent, heated, tempered, cut, creased, textured hard pieces of metal. When they are complete they transcend “metal work”, and become unique, one of a kind works of fine art – that happen to be in metal. His works are sought out by museums, and fine art collectors around the world.  Of all his work I’m drawn to the “Hidden Heart of Gold“.

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