Linda Hilburn


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 Medium: Jewelry

Artwalk 2018 Location: Gallery Lofts, 2412 2nd Avenue N

Each piece of sea glass or other surf tumbled treasure is discovered by myself, authenticated sea glass sellers, or my husband on various shores around the world. In fact, we most often snorkel for our treasures! After collection all items are cleaned, then sorted. 

After sorting I select the pieces I deem most inspiring and get to work. Sometimes the sea gem in question inspires me to wire wrap. If I wrap, I use a variety of weaving techniques as I love the way metal looks when woven. Other times I see the sea gem in a bezel setting, which means I'll be spending the day behind a torch and a variety of jewelry files!  I love to work with a variety of metals, but mostly create using silver and copper. 

Regardless each item is made with love and inspired by the expressive lines and organic shapes we find in nature. I strive to contrast delicate designs with found objects to create something to be treasured. A wearable work of art that will keep the wearer near the spirit of the sea.  

 

–Erin Hilburn

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