|Plantagenet Family Crest Cuff in Micro-Seed Bead Inlay|
by Courtney Denise Lipson
We all have defining moments in our lives that change who we are and how we feel about ourselves. Jewelry reflects who we are. According to Seattle-based micro-mosaic artist and jewelry designer Courtney Denise Lipson, jewelry is both shield and regalia for those who wear it.
|Side View Plantagenet Family Crest Cuff |
by Courtney Denise Lipson
It is no surprise then that Courtney's work has the ability to spark memories--thoughts of a walk on the beach, a hike through the forest or the desert, or even a swim with innumerable sea creatures. Her mind is able to capture the textures, tones, sights and colors of journeys past in the smallest of spaces and in the most remarkable way. Every piece is a handmade, one-of-a-kind work of art. Her limitless imagination results in colorful earrings, rings, cuff bracelets, and extraordinary statement piece necklaces that have been the focal points of a number of beautiful, highly-artistic jewelry collections that celebrate the natural world. Her work is achieved by creating the shape of the design in sterling silver and/or gold, inlaying glass seed beads one at a time, and then enclosing the design in complementary colored grout.
Courtney is very intuitive, empathetic, and a natural storyteller. Continually trying to push the creative envelope and challenge herself technically, she offers something new and altogether unique...The 'To Life' Collection. With her signature silver and micro-mosaic hand grouted beadwork, Courtney can interpret your story-- the spirit of an individual, a special event or a specific moment in time--and transform it into a collaborative, extraordinary and stunning piece of jewelry. While many commissions involve total separation between patron and artist, Courtney will meet or correspond with you or your representative, every step of the way. From concept to drawing, she maintains her creative integrity to ensure a balance between a collector's vision and her expression.
As with all commissions from artists, it takes time for her to make the work. In the end, it's worth it, because the final product is something that you can't get anywhere else. In line with Courtney's philosophy that the piece is her artistic expression channeling another's personal experience, collectors can be assured that their story has never been told before in this fashion.
|Micro-Mosaic Silver Cuffs by|
Courtney Denise Lipson
For more information on commissioning a 'To Life' piece or purchasing any of her existing work, visit www.facebook.com/CourtneyDeniseLipson.