Jenne Rayburn Exhibits In ‘Jewel Tones’

March 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Opening this Sunday, March 23rd and running through April 6th, 2014 is The Lexington Society of Arts and Crafts Society Metalworkers Exhibit “Jewel Tones” In Lexington, MA at 130 Waltham Street. I will have on display, and for sale, ten new works from the Ossis Collection of handcrafted jewelry.

Ossis Collection of Handcrafted Jewelry By Jenne Rayburn

Ossis Collection of Handcrafted Jewelry By Jenne Rayburn

Sunday March 23rd the Gallery opens at noon and at 2PM guest speaker Munya Avigail Upin will present a lecture on the “History of Weaving in Contemporary Metals”. The Exhibit will stay open until 5PM, and refreshments will be served.

Long known for showcasing work by local artists living in Massachusetts and New England, exhibits at The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society typically feature collaborations between the different guilds and artists. Some of the most interesting work is often a result of collaboration, and this combined exhibit of metalworker and weaver guilds will showcase cross-discipline learning and sharing of artistic experiences bringing fresh perspectives to the work and the artists.

Handcrafted Jewelry by Jenne Rayburn incorporating Piercing & Sawing

March 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

Many of my designs are two-dimensional graphic interpretations of the world around me, cut from metal sheet and then hammered. This involves using a saw frame with a very fine blade to cut out intricate shapes, such as the animals and symbols featured in the Ark Collection of necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

Handcrafted Totemic Necklaces by Jenne Rayburn

Handcrafted Totemic Necklaces by Jenne Rayburn

Piercing is the jewelry technique of slicing through metal using a saw. The metal is cut starting at the sheet’s edge, or a drill is used to poke a hole through the center in which the saw’s thin blade can enter. Piercing allows you to extract bits of metal to produce specific, handcrafted pieces.

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