Ruthie Cohen

Arden, NC

Exhibiting Member Since 2008

I have always had a life-long fascination with color and patterns in light. I remember as a child spending hours studying clouds, the flecks and veins of mica in granite, and water flow patterns in streams. My jewelry designs and stone colors are chosen with the idea in mind that light in its various levels of color and depth is released from the hidden shadows and dances through defiantly. The jewelry designs are fabricated from sheet, wire, and tubing. I love being challenged by working with irregular shapes for bezel setting and have developed techniques to set drusy without breaking crystals. Very often, gold and silver are combined to create a unique multi-dimensional look. I have designed a mechanism that allows the consumer to convert a pin into a slide to be worn on pearls or chains, thus creating more than one way to wear the jewelry design. This mechanism is soldered onto the back of the pin and does not interfere with wearing it as a pin.

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