BETH FARBER

MINNETONKA, MN

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. They are imbued with the colors, shapes, and visual flavors of the cultures I have known.
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