Linda Allard - Silversmith
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Artist Statement :
As an artist, silversmith and designer, I create spiritual jewelry from precious metals and gemstones.
I have long been a student of both traditional and alternative styles, studying silversmithing, pearl grading and gemology, as well as crystal healing, yoga and chakra alignment. With each piece, I strive to combine the tried-and-true methods of artisanship with the spiritual teachings that fill symbols with power.
Each piece is individually sculpted from fine silver or sterling and is set with genuine gemstones, such as sapphires, rubies, garnets or amethysts. Because I handcraft each piece, no two are exactly alike and each is cleansed and blessed after it is completed.
It is the meaning behind the stones and symbols that draws me to create and with each piece, my goal is to craft a work of art that helps the wearer to focus his or her intentions and thoughts on spirituality. I spent several years in my youth as a fine jewelry buyer in department stores but it was only after my husband was diagnosed with cancer several years ago that I began creating my own pieces as I turned to the spiritual world for emotional healing. As I combined my love of jewelry with my search for peace, I incorporated designs from eastern and western religious traditions to help to connect people to their feelings and their beliefs. In doing so, I discovered that the simple act of working with these pieces is enough to engender my own sense of peace and well-being. I truly hope that wearing these pieces will do the same for you.
My work is available online at www.jewelrybyheart2heart.com. It is on display at Grace Yoga in Richmond, Virginia. I can also be reached by email at email@example.com, by phone at (804) 405-5317 or through Art Works, Inc. in Richmond, Virginia from noon - 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays at (804) 291.1400. I am also available to do appraising in my art works studio as well as pearl restringing.
You can contact the artist at Art Works, Inc. in Richmond, Virginia from noon - 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (804) 291.1400.
All images are the property of the artists and may not be duplicated without permission. Contact Art Works, Inc. 804 291.1400 in Richmond, Virginia U.S.A. for more information or if you wish to seek permission for use of images.