Earth Dance features :|
~ Jewelry by Pat Sharkey
~ Gem and Mineral specimens
~ Unique gem art, sculpture and jewelry from around the world
individually selected by Pat.
Since 1987, Pat has been making gem jewelry- originally setting stones in sterling silver or 14k gold-fill wire.
In 2003, I added a silversmithing studio to incorporate soldering and forging techniques in sterling silver, copper, brass & gold. Look for new designs here on the web, at retail shows, and at the following locations in Floyd, VA: The Bell Gallery and The Jacksonville Center for the Arts.
My studio is in my home on 50 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia. It is here that I am inspired by the beauty of the earth. I find joy in sharing that inspiration & beauty with you.
"Jewelry acts as an expression
of intimacy with the world around us.
Small creatures held on to a gaseous ball
of matter ~ earth.
We have always picked up little pieces of that matter
and placed it near,
around our necks"
~Walk in Beauty,