Jewelry Designer

Joyce Zipperer

It started with a thread. My mother taught me to embroider and crochet, leading to lifelong designing and construction of costumes and clothing, as well as jewelry making.

I am an accomplished seamstress, painter, stone carver, and was a graphic artist. Paintings gravitated to dimensional works of mixed media. These disciplines led to sculpting with sheet metal and then to stone carving and welding. Now preferring a variety of lightweight metals, copper is my choice for its workability and beauty. I feel I've come full circle.

In jewelry, non-tarnish copper and silver wire 'is' the thread in wire weaving, crochet, and macrame.

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