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Artisans Center of Virginia

 GBT Studios

Beadwoven jewelry..a continuation of a lifetime of design.

Artisans Center of Virginia Juried Artisan

A few years ago a jewelry-making friend asked me to attend a gem show with her. As a designer with an interest in all things creative, I accepted her invitation and was completely taken by the row upon row of beads with their explosion of colors and texture. I knew jewelry-making was in my future!

I’ve spent a lifetime in the creative world with a career in commercial interior design and architecture. Painting and a lifelong interest in sewing have provided additional outlets for my creative energy. I’ve integrated all I’ve learned into making woven jewelry which requires knowledge of design elements, color, and the ability to work with one’s hands. My work leans toward simplistic pieces within a complex base.

Self-taught in beadweaving, I like to combine precious metals, semi-precious stones and glass beads and other elements in my jewelry, to create pieces that are unique, timeless and provide pleasure for those who wear them.

I’m inspired by my lifelong exposure to design and an inner need to create. I will see something that interests me such as a clasp, a handmade bead, or the rhythmic nature of a row of windows on a building; my passion is ignited and I “see” a design.

Professional Distinction: Consignment/Retail



Contact:
Geraldine Tracz

Member of Trail Networks:

Email:
gerrytracz@comcast.net

Address:
2425 River Ridge Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901


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