Ley Line Tablet Earringssold:)
steel, vitreous enamel, gold, gold filled ear wire
3.175 x 2.54 x .5 cm
These unique black, white and gold art jewelry earrings are small artworks painted with powdered glass and 24k gold. Formed from steel, then coated with thin layers of glass and fused in a kiln at 1500 degrees; these earrings are durable, lightweight and easy to wear. Each piece is completely hand made, resulting in earrings that “go together” but are not mirror images – every pair is unique and one of a kind.
Jenne Rayburn is a goldsmith and enamel artist who studied interior design and architecture. She thinks of herself as both an artist and designer, however, design is her worldview; the lens through which she views, evaluates and understands the world. Jewelry blends art and science, form and function, creativity and innovation. For Jenne, the process of creation from researching to sketching, selecting materials and fabricating, is inspiring. Curiosity, problem solving and identity exploration, motivates her to continually reimagine what is possible.
Jenne loves to travel, meet people and hear their stories. She is passionate about history, and the connection she feels to past civilizations when using the ancient and revered techniques of enameling and metalwork. Jenne is intrigued with the boundary between civilization and wildness. Mythology and folklore, mysticism and superstition, and the corresponding symbols, characters and stories that exist in every culture in every era, suggest the profound roots of our collective effort to come to terms with the world that surrounds us.
Jenne’s work combines drawing and painting with texturing and patterning, in a process of fusing thin coats of specially prepared ground glass to three dimensionally formed metal in a kiln, using high, controlled heat. She strives to create depth and luminosity with hand drawn designs and multilayered finishes that reveal different aspects of color and metal as they move. Jenne also uses three-dimensionally formed metal, ink, pencils, Limoges paints, mason stains curiously evocative and technically innovative contemporary work.