Freeform Wire Art Jewellery Book Launch

  • Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design 322 Charlotte Street Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 6T7 Canada

Join us for the launch of Freeform Wire Art Jewellery, techniques for designing with wire, beads and gems, by local artist and author Gayle Bird. This book by Gayle, a juried member of Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design and jewellery artist, will teach you everything you need to know to create her signature jewellery designs.

Growing up in Cape Breton, Gayle’s biggest inspiration has always been colour — in a remarkable sunset, the bonanza of fall foliage, or the subtle shades of a snowdrift.

As a young girl, she was infatuated with searching for just the right art form, darting from painting to clay sculpting, paper art to web design, digital art to calligraphy — and back.

Now, she is delighted to portray her love of colour through wire-sculpted art jewellery. More than a decade of self-teaching has gone into developing her distinctive, spontaneous style.

Her pieces weave non-tarnish wire around a wide range of stimulating materials. The warmth of semi-precious gemstones, the unlimited colours of variegated firepolished glass, and the fascinating textures and history of beach glass all lend their own personality to each one-of-a-kind creation. In her steampunk-inspired line, the patina of vintage, salvaged materials contrasts sharply with the bright & modern designs in the surrounding wire.

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