All pieces are handcrafted, one-of-a-kind designs. I play in themes- Jelly Fish, Mermaids, African Shields, Ginkgo motifs, Ganesha, Infinity, Asian gardens, and musical musings dedicated to artists appearing at SF Jazz Center. The newest collection, an homage to artist Gustav Klimt called, "Gustav Klimt, I Love You", and new in 2017, The Surfers).
Sketching the designs has always set the projects into motion. In drawing up the shapes and ideas, it is easier to create the jewelry, once there is a visual form to flesh out.
Working primarily in anodized aluminum and mixed materials,earrings are cut, formed, stamped and shaped into playful designs. Working my office (in good weather), on our redwood deck, in a small town, in Northern California is where you can find me. We live in Haystack California. It is a lovely place, a little too close to the highway, but convenient since I enjoy ushering in the City at SF Jazz, and visiting the surrounding Bay Area.
I'm using hypoallergenic ear wires made of niobium wire, so even the most metal sensitive can wear my designs. I love my job, designing eclectic, colorful jewelry for women to wear. The jewelry is fun, full of interesting stories with symbols of clarity, intelligence and compassion, like the people who wear WardWorksArt.
Come on in, color your world! - Denise Ward