ARTISAN MEMBER Sandra Van VoorenMAGPIE MISCELLANY
I make wire work jewelry using a variety of metals and semiprecious stones, fossils, and meteorite, using wire to bring out the beauty of objects from the natural world.
I like to share my love of science and history. In the case of fossils, I want to help people imagine what those creatures may have looked like in the distant past. When possible, I like to wrap minerals in the metals that help form their structure for a peek into the chemistry of their color. Each piece is unique, designed around the stone they encase and enhance.
History tends to sneak in on my designs in the oddest of places. Sometimes it comes through in glass cameos highlighting miniature collages or images. Other times certain colors or textures will make me think of a time or place and off runs my brain trying to convert time and place into wearable art.