“Striking Metal” – A New Line of Jewelry by Gillian Ruffa, May 2016

IMG_0804C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery is featuring a new sterling silver jewelry line by Gillian Ruffa. She will be at the opening on Friday, May 6th from 6 to 8 p.m. during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday event.
After twenty years of working in fabric, Gillian Ruffa is introducing her new line of sterling and gemstone jewelry.  The textures that surround us are her inspiration. She works with hammers, stamps, daps and any object she thinks will impart an interesting texture into the metal. She even brings her love of fabric to the work, folding and manipulating the sheet metal as IMG_0788though it were fabric. The jewelry line features sterling silver, faceted gemstones and smooth pearls, “I have immensely enjoyed translating the textural beauty of nature into my new silver jewelry”

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