Carnelian Blossom Earrings, dapped and painted copper, carnelian and quartz, earwires & headpins rose gold filled, earring drop 2 1/16in
Lisa Pichnarcik has been studying and designing jewelry for over fifteen years. Her metalwork and mixed media designs are rooted in her intensive study and exploration of a variety of techniques, including forging and fold forming, wirework, stitching, and bead making using precious metal clay, polymer clay, paper clay, and wool. The inspiration for her designs broadly ranges from living creatures and natural objects to industrial forms and tools. As she hammers and paints metal, shapes polymer and paper clay, and wire wraps beads, she seeks to transform inspiration into reimagined designs. Each piece becomes a reflection of how emotional impact and mood converge with technique and material. Lisa’s designs were featured in a solo exhibition in the Fisher Front Space at the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, Connecticut, in May 2018. Her jewelry has also been published in several magazines, including an honorable mention in CLOTH PAPER SCISSORS magazine’s Mixed-Media Excellence Awards in 2017. Her work has been sold at various vendor shows, shops and galleries, and as commissioned pieces. She shares her love of jewelry design by teaching classes to both adults and children.