Author Archives: Francesca Lynn ~ Fine Artisan Jewelry

About Francesca Lynn ~ Fine Artisan Jewelry

I combine precious metals, hand etched glass, gems and gemstones to create fine artisan jewelry that makes a statement. My work is bold, expressive and filled with texture. ARTIST BIO A jewelry artist since 2001, I am mostly self taught, but I have taken workshops from some of the nation’s finest jewelry artist. I’m not always as disciplined as I should be. I hardly ever read all the directions or follow a pattern. I take an inspiration and the materials and start to work intuitively, working until I get a something I like. Techniques include metalsmithing, wire wrapping, soldering, wire weaving, precious metal clays and polymer clays. My collections are shown throughout the South East and West Coast in galleries and boutiques, as well as fine are shows. I also teach jewelry design and fabrication. This allows me to connect with kindred spirits, sharing positive energy and learning from every student. Teaching has helped me to evolve and develop as artist. Each new technique I learn is an opportunity to share the excitement. My students are talented, hungry jewelry artists who are always excited to go to the next level. It feeds my spirit to see them develop as premier, respected jewelry artists. I always encourage you to add your own personality and flair to the designs learned, making the design yours alone, developing a signature style. I want you to be enticed to look at the design and investigate the detailed work involved, to touch it and discover its texture, personality and beauty.

Metal Clay – OOAK Mother’s Ring

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After receiving an order for a custom designed Mother’s ring, I called the customer to chat, and get a feel for what she had in mind. After chatting awhile, I asked if there was anything that might symbolize something unique to her and her daughters. She told me they all three had infinity tattoos.  Perfect. She loved the idea of using this symbol in her ring. Continue reading

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MAY 15, 2014 – NEW JEWELRY ADDED


Wire Collar, Bracelet and Earrings - Silver and Black 7THE ATHENA COLLECTION
The collar section of the neck piece is hand wrapped and sculpted silver wire, with gemstones and accent beads incorporated into the wire work. Miscellaneous gems and Continue reading

D.I.Y. COVER THOSE UGLY JEWELRY DISPLAYS!

Finished 3Hmmm… Decisions… Decisions…

Black suede or white leather?

When buying jewelry displays, there’s really not much to choose from. Unless you want to make quiet an investment in those beautiful upscale linen or wooden ones. And it would be quiet an investment. Oh well … one day soon…(sigh).

But…. for the here-and-now, here’s a quick remedy for covering those Continue reading

JEWELRY CLASSES ~ MAY ’14 schedule

Dakota 2 - 500x500 - FRANCESCA LYNN Wire Wrapped Asymmetrical Gemstone Collar - Crysacolla 2 Interchangeable Pendant - 500x500 - FRANCESCA LYNN WW PENDANT - 500x500 Pendant - Tiffany Stone and Amethyst 1

Neo-Classic Wire Wrapped Bracelets - Mixed Metals of Sterling Silver and Gold'Butterfly' Wire Wrapped Bracelet of Sterling Silver and Moonstone'Wings' Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Here is the schedule for May’s Jewelry Classes

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Email: fran@francescalynn.com
Phone: 615.557.7952

RESOURCES – Jewelry Metals Glossary

Base Metals


Brass

Brass is a metal alloy of copper and zinc. It is used as a substitute for gold items because it is much less expensive, but it needs to be sealed after jewelry crafting to prevent tarnishing over time. The brass used in jewelry making is typically lead-free.

Copper

Copper is a soft, easily worked metal Continue reading