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atlanta jewelry artist

November 21, 2014

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Atlanta’s Debra Lynn Gold’s finds joy at the jeweler’s bench. And it shows in her sculptural and playful metal jewelry.

Background: Gold’s love of jewelry was whetted in a small town art school in Mexico one summer vacation during college. She returned to Indiana University and graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry Design and Silversmithing. After grad school, Gold landed her first teaching job as a college art professor in Tennessee.

The company: In 1983, moved to Atlanta and opened her Debra Lynn Gold Jewelry Studio.

The goods: Cluster, choker, long charm and lariat necklaces ($250 to $500); earrings ($100 to $250); bracelets ($80 to $250); and brooches ($100). The playfulness comes as parts rotate, interlock, slide, spin, flex, and flip.

Materials: Primarily sterling silver. But she also uses stainless steel for structural considerations and aluminum for lightness, and, most importantly, for color.

What’s popular: Earrings, but recently, her new stackable bracelets ($80).

Big break: In addition to having my work in numerous private collections, I’m proud to have pieces included in the permanent Art Collections of the State of Georgia and the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

Unusual request: “A good customer asked me to design a custom necklace incorporating a mechanical heart valve like the one that had recently saved her life,” said Gold. “It was challenging – and extremely gratifying.”

What’s next: Getting reacquainted with stones and other unusual materials. Hematite and lava stones are on her bench right now. Stay tuned.

Where to buy: www.DebraLynnGold.com

 

Deborah

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