Jewelry Artist Sydney Lynch Makes Black Friday Sparkle at ZFolio's Upcoming Trunk Show in Solvang
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Meet Jewelry Artist Sydney Lynch at ZFolio Gallery in Solvang on Friday 11/29 and Saturday 11/30 from 10 am to 6 pm
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Each piece of Sydney Lynch jewelry is made by hand in her airy sun-filled studio located in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she works with two bench assistants and her husband. For Sydney, jewelry is wearable art that must be comfortable and possess a strong, personalized sense of design.
Sydney fell in love with jewelry when she was young, rummaging through her grandmother’s bureau drawers, enchanted by her treasure trove of costume jewelry that she kept in a jumble of tiny boxes, each with its own story. Since childhood Sydney has accumulated and "curated” her collections of objects, found and acquired, assembling them in patterns and groupings that often inspire her jewelry designs. She thinks of these pebbles, shells, rusted metal fragments and art objects as an archive of personal memories.
While working on the Navajo Reservation during college, she fell in love with the wide open western landscape and met her first silversmiths who inspired her to learn to make her own jewelry. She moved from Connecticut to Colorado, where she got her BFA at the University of Colorado, and decided if nothing else, a traditional career wasn’t for her.
She eventually relocated to a farm in Nebraska, then to Lincoln, where she now lives. Working with the materials is the most exciting part of the process for Sydney. Simply put, she likes making things.
In her one-of-a-kind pieces, she exercises her love of color, incorporating a wide range of colored stones from all over the world in the designs. Another body of work focuses on sterling silver, sometimes oxidized, combined with high karat gold. Many of her designs are abstract, leaving the wearer open to finding their own personal, intuitive relationship with the jewelry.
ZFolio Gallery is honored to present Sydney Lynch’s collection during this fun Thanksgiving weekend event. You may preview some her contemporary and elegant, bold yet refined jewelry on ZFolio’s brand new website at ZFolio.com