Beverly Brekke-Bailey - Jewelry
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever" - John Keats
"Beauty as reflected in art has been a constant value in my maturing as an artist. I endeavor to create jewelry that is beautiful. By making wearable art as an object of beauty, I hope the work becomes a part of an individual's life and increases the enjoyment of daily living. My best customers are individuals who have previously purchased my jewelry.
The subtle variations of colors , forms, textures, and designs within the fused glass jewelry result from each piece being handmade with colorful patterns of glass. I value creating jewelry of consistently high quality at affordable prices.
Mid-century Scandinavian design with its enduring classic simplicity has been a major influence upon my artwork as well as my home living environment. It has inspired me as a jewelry artist and art collector in my adult years. I have been creating glass jewelry since 2005 and combining it with metals from 2011 until the present. Silversmithing classes at SAA and jewelry sales at the SAA Collective gallery have made this possible.
While living in Alaska, I also learned to make pottery in classes and in individual instruction with a local potter. I studied pottery at the Metchosin Summer School of the Arts in British Columbia for three years. After moving to Madison, Wisconsin, I became fascinated with the parallel kiln firing process of creating dichroic fused glass jewelry. I took classes, workshops, and private instruction at the Vinery in Madison."