Saturday, September 8, 2012

News...

I’ve been working on new clay pieces every day here after PT.  My friend, Sharon Berkan-Dent(Mystic Swan) was recently featured in the latest edition of Lapidary Journal’s Jewelry Artist.  Sharon is a fantasy artist who works in cast metal – primarily silver and gold.  Her world is filled with Fae and magical creatures.  As plain Jane as I am Sharon is the opposite and I have never seen her without a great piece of jewelry, unless of course we were at an art show and sharing a room after a very long day.

This is the newest Dragon (in wax) and it's ready to be cast.  The stone will come out first and then the casting will be done before the stone is set into its proper position.
Not everyone is into fantasy art but I don’t know of a little girl of our age who wasn’t impressed by Tinkerbell, Fairy Godmothers, or the Evil Witch.  These days it’s more dragons and Game of Thrones but whatever your flight of fancy her jewelry is fun and I love wearing the pieces of hers that I own.  They take me back, they make me feel whimsical, and at times I’ve even worn my dragon to a meeting for spiritual protection.  Everyone can enjoy the little girl in themselves and the desire to have a Faerie Godmother or a Dragon to curl up on for protection. 

Allium Faerie
I’ve only shown a very few of Sharon’s pieces here but have included a link to her site.  I wish you could all see the process by which she works her wax for casting.  It’s simply amazing how minute and meticulous she is.  Every scale is done in detail and put on one at a time.  I know she has a Facebook fan page where you can see her works in progress – I’m sure a lucky duck that I get to see them close up and talk them over with her.  If you stop by her Etsy, Blog, or web page tell her Hello – she is so nice and will enjoy hearing what you think of her work.  Maybe even tell her what you’d like to see next – you never know when it might turn up.
          Sharon K. Berkan-Dent  -  Mystic Swan Jewelry

4 comments:

Janel Gradowski said...

I am so happy to own pieces by both of you fabulous Sharons! :)

Beadwright said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us this beautiful art and artist
Nicole/Beadwright

Sharon Driscoll said...

Thank You Guys...

A Half-Baked Notion said...

OMG, Sharon, thank you for sharing her inspirational work. Who wouldn't become a fantasy fan after seeing those amazing pieces?