Creative Color by Lulu Smith

11 Dec

Creative Color by Lulu Smith

When I saw lulu Smith's beautiful sterling silver and resin jewelry, I had to pause…In a sea of beads, baubles and bright shiny things (to badly paraphrase a Frank Sinatra song), her matte finish, organically inspired jewels are a breath of fresh air. Lulu hand-pigments and hand-pours each element hand. Part painter, part metalsmith, and all around lover of color, Lulu is a true craftswoman…and it shows.

Lulu is based in Seattle – but all that rain doesn't seem to dampen her love of vibrant color and bold shapes. Her newest collection, which includes the fun flower bracelet above, were created from drawings done after her daughter was born. She says: "I have put my focus back on line." This love of contours is surely apparent in the complex, almost mosaic-like pendants below:
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While organic shapes take center stage in her jewelry, Lulu also takes a cue from nature itself. I love this cherry necklace, which has an almost Pop-Art feel to it!
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For more info about Lulu and where to buy her unique pieces, check out LuluSmith.com And get ready to fall in love with color!.

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3 Responses to “Creative Color by Lulu Smith”

  1. andrea December 14, 2007 at 3:39 am #

    http://www.maryandlouann.com/

    Mary Filipak and Lou Ann Townsend have been making this work for 20 years. Due to Ms. Smith’s recent knockoff of their work, they drastically changed last year. They used to teach workshops all over the place and the word from one of them is Ms. Smith took a workshop and then starting producing imagery very much like theirs. Since Mary and LouAnn have been showing in ACC and Buyers Market for decades this issue is obivious to buyers and galleries. So much for artists having protected rights to their designs.

  2. Lulu December 16, 2007 at 11:48 am #

    I utilize an entirely different material than Lou Ann and Mary do, so to suggest I learned this from them is patently ridiculous. I learned my process from Susan Kasson Sloan, who is a resin artist not a polymer clay artist – I have never taken a workshop from either Mary or Lou Ann. Also, as far as I am aware they have not been doing this for 20 years. I never even heard of them until several years after I took my business nationwide in 1998. Please check out this link: http://concord.mycapture.com/mycapture/enlarge.asp?userphoto=0&image=15373856. Assuming the photojournalist got his facts right, they have been doing this (together, at least) since about 2002. I think you owe me an apology.

  3. Tammy December 17, 2007 at 9:15 am #

    This issue is an on-going thing within the jewelry world. I just can’t buy into the fact that *one* person invented any *one* technique. Isn’t it much better to spend our time creating than pointing fingers?

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