Elizabeth Farber Designs



Elizabeth Farber Designs

About The Artist

Dobbs Ferry, NY
Jewelry - Non-metal

I hand-weave precious metals and gemstones into one-of-a-kind, wearable art, using techniques from antiquity. I integrate hand-fabricated, classical gold work into my weaving to add color, texture, balance and focus. The integration of these ancient processes with contemporary perspectives gives my work its unique aesthetic.



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What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

The colored gemstones, pearls, and gold, that I work with, transport me in time and distance to ancient and exotic places. I am passionate about the process of imagination, and skill in transforming these spectacular raw materials into my vision of the finished piece.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

The unique elements I use in my weaving--gemstones and gold beads—allow me to create surprising effects. The alchemy of transforming hard gemstones and precious metals into soft, dynamic jewelry is a kind of magic that never ceases to amaze me.