We just got back from the One of a Kind Show in Chicago, where Elaine was interviewed by Amy Rutledge of WGN television for a spot on the evening news! It was really nice for her to get this kind of publicity in our old hometown. Coincidentally, one of the other artists interviewed, Jonathan Rutledge (www.rutledgejewelry.com), went through the same art program as Elaine (at different times) and had the same professor, Dennis French as his mentor. Oh, She won’t like that I included this, but the woman looking at Jewelry in the still image for the video? That’s Christina, our wonderful neighbor from across the aisle at the show. She thought that the picture makes her look hunchbacked. To make it up to her, here’s a link to her website: www.urbangypsydesign.com. Elaine’s interview begins at 53 seconds into the video. Enjoy!
Strength and Delicacy
I wanted to tell you that I get so many compliments whenever I wear your necklace. From friends to complete strangers sitting next to me who stop to ask about it. It is so nice to wear and fiddle with, it feels great and it is striking in its strength and delicacy balance. I do enjoy it! Thought you might want to know you are spreading beauty around!
Lorelei, Cherry Creek, CO
I adore my necklace and find myself putting it on any chance I get. Please consider me one of your newest avid fans.
Linda L., Chicago
“This artist’s manipulation of chain mail mesh, a material associated with protection and defense, into stylish pieces of wearable art is marvelous. The soft bends and folds of the forms add an unexpected subtlety of design to the works. The accenting details and clean designs combine to give each piece an overall elegance.”
Milwaukee Lakefront Festival of Arts
We…just got back from D.C. and we went to…the Phillips Museum. And low and behold, in their gift shop was some of your mesh jewelry. Of course, there are a couple of necklaces that I bought my daughters and…my own necklace with the seed pods…that I always get compliments on. …it makes me very happy that other people will see your beautiful work.
J. W., Ventura, CA
Elaine—thanks a million. Wore vest to St. Patty’s day party…..rave reviews. Loving it.