MAKING ART PEOPLE CAN WEAR
Leslie Hamilton and Joy Klein purchase their materials and design accessories to complement each other's work. Working with everything from "horses' brasses" to antique chandelier crystals, reclaimed and disassembled jewelry pieces, the designs are inspired by the shapes and forms in art and nature. Leslie’s other life is as a fine artist. Her paintings, murals and furniture are in private collections around the country.
For three decades Leslie has explored techniques, designs and color combinations, using materials from metals to semi-precious stones, imbued with history and cultural significance, to make beautiful adornments for men, women and children. There is something exciting for her in the challenge of getting all the elements to work, harmoniously, in a unique piece. Often they are so stunning in their natural states that I make the most simple form to complement that intrinsic beauty.
MAKING ART PEOPLE CAN DISPLAY
After years away from drawing and painting I've returned to my first love; two-dimensional art. Pictured above is the Creek at Lime Kiln State Park, near Big Sur, California. Rendered in oil on linen panel, it measures 12" x 16"
"Working with semi-precious stones, natural materials and finer metals, such as sterling silver and gold Vermeil make all the difference in the work."
Wear buttery leather and whimsical confettied charmeuse ribbons, adorned with reclaimed objects, old jewelry, semi-precious stones, natural pearls and mechanical pieces as a gorgeous fashion statement any season of the year.
elegant horn jewelry
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