• Christine Bartling, Designer-Goldsmith

  • Uniquely sculptured gold and silver jewelry
  • Park Ridge , Illinois
  • Jewelry

I am a solo artist, designing and making my jewelry by the traditional goldsmithing techniques of lost wax casting and construction, but incorporating a few nontraditional materials. My designs always start on paper where I try to capture movement with a line and interaction with two or more elements which gives my pieces sculptural dimension and depth. I enjoy combining metals and materials of different colors and finishes. I may use a detail of exotic wood, or an inlay of wood, synthetic marble, and gold for graphic effect. I also like using a single faceted stone as a colorful focal point, or a “suite” of stones in complimentary colors and shapes.

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