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Pamela Harris
Jewelry

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Growing up on the Mohawk River in Upstate N.Y. I spent many hours walking along the water's edge exploring and finding beach glass, driftwood and other treasures unique to this area. Moving to California years later and living in the beach area, the water and it's treasures continued to fascinate me.

It wasn't until after raising my family and retiring 10 years ago that I began focusing on my love of anything jewelry-related and incorporating beach glass and nature into jewelry. I started collecting beads and stones, going to gem fairs and taking a beading class and began creating one-of-a-kind pieces. This led to a more formal pursuit of my passion. I enrolled in Jewelry Metalsmithing at El Camino College. These classes continued to open up new possibilities in fabrication options which I began incorporating into my designs.

Inspiration also came along from my oldest son, Aaron, who is a Central Coast winemaker. He strongly influenced my current designs which are based on the beauty of grape branches. I create grape branch earrings and necklaces cast in sterling silver. Like nature each piece is unique, and enhanced by being shaped or pruned, tumbled, or finished with a patina. Pearls and crystals add warmth to the branches as well as add a little bling!

I constantly explore new designs and, like nature, hope to grow a bit each day while pursuing my passion for making unique pieces of jewelry.

To purchase call: 310-991-7144 or e-mail gabrielle.artistsstudio.pvac@gmail.com



Title: Grape Branch Necklace

Gold vermeil cast grape branch pendant with 2 fresh water pearls and crystals on a metal chain with a custom clasp.

Size: 20"

Price: $120

Harris Grape Branch Necklace
Harris Grape Branch Earrings

Title: Grape Branch Earrings

Gold vermeil cast grape branch earrings wire wrapped with white crystals on a gold filled ear wire.

Price: $130

Title: Mother-Of-The-Bride Grape Branch Earrings

Bright sterling silver cast grape branch earrings with pink pearls and crystals on a silver ear wire.

Size: Length 2 1/2"

Price: $140

Harris Mother-of-the-Bride Grape Branch Earrings
Harris Silver Grape Branch Pendant Necklace

Title: Silver Grape Branch Pendant Necklace

2 ½" grape branch pendant with grey pearl hanging from a black and silver chain.

Size: 20"

Price: $140

Title: Petite Grape Branch Earrings

Gold vermeil grape branch earrings with small half-drilled pink fresh water pearls.

Price: $80

Harris Petite Grape Branch Earrings
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