Welcome Liane By Design – HAND WOVEN WIRE JEWELRY
YING YANG IS THE ESSENTIAL BALANCE IN LIFE. THE BEAUTY OF COMBINING TWO OPPOSITE POLES INTO ONE MAGICAL STATE.
WEAVING RIGID, STATIC GOLD AND SILVER INTO FLUID, ETHEREAL OBJECTS OF ADORNMENT IS THE ESSENCE OF MY DESIGNS
I have always loved art and craft. Whether I made it, bought it or viewed it, the creation of handmade design and ornamentation is a process that is a key part of me being Me.
And while my designs are not made using traditional metallurgic processes, it is a technique that combines two great artisanal crafts: textile hand weaving and jewelry making, creating a totally unique look. Each stitch is as caringly done by hand, as a textile weaver would do at a loom or a jeweler would at a workbench.
I find inspiration from periods of the past: Baroque, Renaissance, Victorian and combine it with contemporary ideas to create jewelry with singular beauty that transcend time. The magical joining of opposites–Ying Yang.
Moondance GF EmeraldTINSEL 14KT Gold-filled Necklace:
I make my jewelry with fine gauge precious wire. I string the pearls and crystals on the wire first, then drop them in position as I hand weave the wire around a wood hand loom. This technique makes the pearls look like they are suspended in a cocoon of gold or silver.
My jewelry has a look of delicate beauty–like raindrops on rose petals or tinsel tossed on a tree.