I asked jewelry artist and metalsmith Wendy Edsall-Kerwin to tell me something about herself and her jewelry art. Kerwin said, "I've always enjoyed making art, but it really took hold when I was in high school. I then went to Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia where I discovered metalsmithing and that's when I knew what I wanted to do with my life."
"I work in a variety of metals - silver, copper, brass, and nickel - and I occasionally feature interesting stones in my pieces."
Kerwin's Shield Necklace #2, made out of copper and silver, shows how she combines different textures and shapes. I love the way Kerwin tucks and partially hides the red stone in this necklace.
Kerwin goes on to say, "With some pieces, such as my cuffs, I allow more freedom with the outcome, allowing the metal to tell me where it wants to move." Aren't these gorgeous pieces? You can see more work at Hammerstroke & Fire, Kerwin's online gallery.