Beth Farber

Artist Talk

I have adapted techniques from antiquity to hand-weave precious metals and gemstones into one-of-a-kind, wearable art.  The integration of ancient textile processes with contemporary perspectives gives my work its unique aesthetic. While the elements of my jewelry are individually hard--consisting of stone and metal--when woven together, they are transformed into fine jewelry that is soft to the touch, and which drapes like a shimmering textile. They meld to the shape of a wrist, or drape around a neck, retaining their original form, but are influenced by the individual contours of the wearer.  Thus, each piece comes alive, moving with a woman’s body, and adapting to her kinetic energy. Profoundly inspired by my experiences living and traveling internationally, my designs are evocative of exotic lands.

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