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CRAFTSMEN BOUTIQUE

You'll find a little bit of everything original in our Boutique, all handcrafted from local artists.  We can't wait to meet you.

MEET THE ARTISTS

PAINTING

 

Carol Bodin

Joan Clear

Carrie Freitag

Doug D'Souza

 

JEWELRY ARTISTS

 

FIRED ARTS + GLASS

Pile of Golden Jewelry

Diane Bragg

 

MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS

Pile of Golden Jewelry

Sara Mallory Harned

 

OTHER ARTISTS

Pile of Golden Jewelry

Ellen Schneider

Pile of Golden Jewelry

Mary Penny Johnson

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

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As an artist Carol is always striving to be unique and original in her  designs.  Enamels provide an infinite palette of colors and techniques to work with.   Every enameled piece of jewelry is unique. Like small sculptures, every piece crafted is made with hand formed copper, silver or 14k gold-fill, encased in traditional vitreous glass enamel.
 Vitreous enamel is a powdered glass, applied in several layers and fused to a metal surface in a high temperature environment. Sometimes utilizing a torch, many times a kiln is used which fires at approximately 1500 °F. There are many techniques used to build up enchanting colors or reveal the metal surfaces below. Believed by some historians to be an ancient alternative to gemstones in jewelry and ornaments, glass has been used for thousands of years to apply rich color to metal. A difficult technique to master, it is seldom used in modern production jewelry because of its detail and variations as well as the time-consuming process.

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