Join us for the book launch of Freeform Wire Art Jewelry - techniques for designing with wire, beads and gems by local artist and author, Gayle Bird.
The book launch will take place Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:00pm at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney.
Freeform Wire Art Jewelry 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.
For more information, please contact Holley at 902-270-7491.