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Mary Lee Hu – Wire Artist

Posted by learntobead on September 26, 2012

Mary Lee Hu — Wire Artist

Have you ever wondered how far you could push your wire so that it sings?    Mary Lee Hu shows you just how far.

She frames, knits, braids, weaves, shapes wire into wonderful jewelry compositions.

Her textile approach to wire working is captivating.    We can learn alot about how to use wire by studing techniques in fiber, textiles, tablet weaving and basketry.

 

There is also a beautiful book  Knitted, Knotted, Twisted, and Twined: The Jewelry of Mary Lee Hu which celebrates 100 of her designs over the years.

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Take a Trip Through Metal Cyberspace

Posted by learntobead on November 12, 2009

Take A Trip Through Metal Cyberspace

http://www.metalcyberspace.com/index.html

 

This online directory of contemporary jewelry artists is very large.    It makes a wonderful tour of important and creative pieces from some of the world’s best metal artists.

Some highlights:

 

Barbara Cohen

http://www.bcohendesign.com/


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Melissa Finelli

http://mellefinellijewelry.com/

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Anoush Waddington

http://www.anoushwaddington.co.uk/portfolio.htm#

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