|3. Kalanchoe Necklace, sterling silver and copper, hand-colored with colored pencil, 18″ 7 strand blackened steel neck cable.|
Peggy Shiffrin Designs:
Hand crafted and one of a kind contemporary art jewelry
I make one of a kind and limited edition earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings in gold, silver, copper, and brass, occasionally incorporating less traditional materials like rubber, resin, plastic, colored pencil, polymer clay, and paint.
I make jewelry because it’s the most fun thing I can imagine doing! I pursue design ideas and techniques that appeal to me personally – making things I’d like to wear myself, whether or not they are consistent with current trends. I am equally intrigued by natural organic forms and by rhythmic geometric forms. I work mainly in traditional jewelry metals and am most fascinated by discovering what these metals, on their own, can become, although I sometimes incorporate less traditional materials for contrast and fun. Every item I make gives me ideas for the next project. Once I’ve made something once, I’m eager to make it again, but with some modifications, or to move on to something entirely new.
The Ladysmiths Shows: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Pleiades Art Jewelry Shows: 2015, 2016, 2018
Washington Guild of Goldsmiths Metalwork Show: 2012, 2018
JRA Day 2017
- Jurors Special Recognition Award, Metalwork 2018
- Equal Merit Award, Art League School Student Show 2005, 2006, 2010, 2013
- Secretary of the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, 2018 – present.