Artist Jody Lyle, "Works.....bringing out the secrets of nature and applying them for the happiness of man." Rather for the happiness of women in her case! Unless, of course, it is the happiness it brings the man to see her wearing it or purchasing it for her!
What does this artist create, to bring us the happiness of which I speak?
Jody merges the different elements of nature into a union of personal adornment. Jewelry has always been a part of human culture. Jewels were produced from any kind of materials that were available-stones, animal skins, feathers, plants, bones, shells, wood, and natural made semi-precious materials such as obsidian. As the time went on, advancing technology enabled artisans to start taming metals and precious gems into works of art that influenced entire cultures and many modern jewelry styles. However, even with all the advancements of metallurgy and gem processing, the purpose of wearing jewelry always remained the same: they enabled the wearer to express themselves non-verbally, showcase wealth, rank, political and religious affiliation or affections toward someone. This enabled jewelry to become timeless, and a target for constant development and refinement.
Lyle incorporates her devotion for creation, innovation, and cultural heritage. Parallel with personal discovery and disclosure, Jody’s heart and goals are in her commitment to art and exploration of fusion jewelry.
The results of Jody’s merging work have brought several new pieces to the Gallery and I am excited to tell you about them! One is the “Obsidian and Orange Sapphire Forged Necklace”.
The Obsidian, carved and polished, set in a hand forged Argentium sterling silver pendant with a sterling silver chain and a pop of color with the natural orange sapphire infused into the design, is a beautiful collaboration of the artist and nature. Another piece, “Black and White Necklace”, Jody has set the dramatic stone of dendrite opal on a black and silver backdrop.
Dendrite opal is an enigmatic and otherworldly looking stone due to its nature. A perfect white color and ghostly branch-like crystals gives it this reputation. The manganese oxide, which is the black part of the stone, is an excellent balance to the white. The contrasting colors of black and white, makes it very versatile to many types of clothing.
Jody applies many designs to her metalwork as well as using a diverse choice of stones.
Please treat yourself to the works of Bainbridge Island, Washington, Fusion Jewelry artist,
Thanks Jody for bringing out the secrets of nature and applying them for our happiness!!
WELCOME TO THE IMAGINATION
A footnote….not only does Jody create fusion, but so does the Earth, from which she works. Volcanic glass is amorphous (uncrystallized) product of rapidly cooling magma. Like all types of glass, it is a state of matter, intermediate between the close-packed, highly ordered array of a crystal and the highly disordered array of gas. Obsidian is a volcanic glass.
By the way…. If you see my husband, tell him I really want the Siberian Jade,
set with the woven bezel. It matches my eyes!