My studio is in California where the light streams in through the window most of the year and allows my creative juices to flow!! Every time I get set to work on a new design inspiration comes easily in my warm and cozy studio.
This is where I create my jewelry designs. Working with
semi-precious gemstones is my signature and bringing out hidden colors in the stones is my specialty. I create uniquely designed jewelry for the discerning woman in all of us.
I have been a quilt designer, teacher and fiber artist for over 20 years. I found beading and jewelry designing to have been a very remarkable awaking of my talents. What I discovered is all the many colors of semi-precious gemstones that have taken my color choices in an entirely different direction.
As a Fiber Artist, I am able to use my skills with fabric to enrich my creativity in my Jewelry designs. On my website marybrownjewelry.com under "Color History" you will see some of my quilts and my “Dragonflower” coat. I won several ribbons for this coat. Fiber Art is similar to quilting, except that you really learn to work outside the box and you get to wear the garments that you create. Working outside the box has also helped me with many of my designs that I have made especially for you to enjoy.
Our Schnauzers, Rosie and her daughter Frosty, keep me company and give me inspiration. They are retired show dogs that we adopted. We have also adopted Schnauzers from the Humane Society and rescue groups. However, we decided that retired show dogs also need homes and they are much calmer and easier to train.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my studio.