John Marchello creates jewelry, angels, and bud vases from recycled silverware. Here is how he got started:
I got started crafting silverware jewelry early in college. My dad had started experimenting with bending silverware and didn’t have the time or energy to take it to more than one store and a few craft shows. I was an ambitious student who wanted to put what I learned in school to work in real life. Creating silverware jewelry allowed me to do this. My favorite part of making silverware jewelry is the process of turning something old and dirty into a new object that can be cherished once again. I believe that our culture has trained people to not regard what happens with products after they’ve been used, and this disposable mentality leads to all kinds of harm to our world and ourselves. My goal is to inspire people to reconsider how they use products.
Tadah! Jewelry with Custom Boxes by Anne Kornow
Unique hand-made jewelry packaged in unique hand-made boxes – all ready for gift giving! This artist has successfully shown her talent around the country and now she is showing at Artistica Gallery. Anne enjoys working with silver, copper, and brass; sometimes combining metals for a more diverse look. She also likes to add Swarovski Crystals, beads and stones to add more color to her jewelry.
All ear wires are individually hand fashioned from sterling silver. Each box is made from cardstock, cut into a rectangle then scored, folded and enhanced to reflect what is inside. Open the box, and Tadah–there is the jewelry!
Anne is one of the owners of Artistica Gallery.
Classic Jewelry Creations
We’re Deb and Lary. After working in the corporate world for over 30 years, we wanted to develop a business of our own that would enable us to connect with our customers, express our creativity, and make people smile and feel good.
So…in 2014 we created Classic Jewelry Creations. Our jewelry is an eclectic combination of repurposed, vintage, and newly designed pieces. With some of our newly designed pieces, we often use metals such as copper and stainless steel. Our metal alloys of choice include pewter and brass. We also like to combine interesting metal components with natural stones that our earth has created.