DAYTON, OHIO – 25 Apr, 2017 – Linda Stiles Smith, founder of Naturescapes Studio, began her entrepreneurial journey more than 20 years ago as a painter. Graduating with a BFA from Wright State University, and completing a fellowship at Yale School of Art; Smith transitioned into jewelry maker, published author, teacher and tool maker alongside her husband, Dale, during her long and illustrious career. She’s earned multiple awards for her designs in metal clay including Best of Competition in the national 2006 Bead Art Awards from Lapidary Journal, the President’s Choice award from the CEO of Art Clay Japan at the Art Clay World, USA conference, and more.
Though the accolades are numerous, Smith’s ambition continues to soar and win her praise. Her newest project is no different. The Woodland Voices Collection, debuting 24 April 2017 at http://www.naturescaepsstudio.com, is highly anticipated and sure to take her loyal following by storm.
“This new collection, like my previous artwork, is more about using whatever materials my vision requires to make art for personal enjoyment and inspiration. Capturing the essence of nature that speaks to the heart and soul. It is a journey and ongoing process, but part of the reward is the many people who comment years later that they purchased a piece of my work two, five, 10 years ago and it is still their favorite. They appreciate the uniqueness of wearable art that is designed both front and back and carries a message from nature.”
Linda Stiles Smith | Owner/Creator – Woodland Voices Collection
Every piece of fine jewelry and nature-inspired decor is hand-made by Linda using precious metal clay, a powdered form of recycled silver combined with water and a binder to create a malleable form of silver clay.
Linda is especially known for her syringe work. This technique involves clay that is processed and loaded into a syringe with a special tip, then extruded into tree-like shapes. The skill required takes time to develop.
The silver clay is shaped and sculpted by hand; dried and fired in a small kiln similar to ceramics. Once the clay is fired, it becomes 99.9% pure silver and is then finished, polished and/or antiqued, using bench methods for fine jewelry.
Significant parts of the collection pieces have been hand-crafted by Linda incorporating superior gemstones and beads transforming the jewelry into wearable art.
The Woodland Voices Collection will include:
• Gentle Strength Necklace: fine silver, rhodolite garnets, sterling silver
• Earth Laughs Necklace: fine silver, colored CZs, lapis or jade beads, sterling silver beads
• Love Nature Necklace: fine silver, sterling silver chain
• Simple Life Necklace: fine silver, jade beads, sterling silver beads
• Blooming Necklace: fine silver, sterling silver chain
• Maidenhair Path Earrings: fine silver, sterling silver posts
• Sprouts Earrings: fine silver, pearls, gemstone beads, slp hooks
• Dream On Necklace: fine silver, silk & PS neck cord
• Remembered Moments Keepsake: fine silver, 24k gold, tinguate, colored wire
• Follow Your Heart Keepsake: fine silver, moldavite, jade, hematite, pearl beads
“Hi Linda, just got my necklace. Love it, love it, love it!!!..and the earrings!!! My sons name is Leif. I really appreciate it! I’m a landscaper so I might have to double chain this one so I don’t lose it. Thank you so much!”
– Ashley | Verified Customer, Naturescapes Studio
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Linda Stiles Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (937) 310-6081 for interviews, samples, or additional photos.
Company Name: Naturescapes Studio
Contact Person: Linda Stiles Smith
Country: United States