The gemstones, dalmation jasper and tiger eye, along with recycled copper echo the rich tones of freshly tilled farmlands in Central Tuscany and Umbria, and their time worn stone roads that beckon to be followed in Tessoro’s Siena collection. Each piece makes use of the natural variations in materials and are truly one-of-a-kind.
Materials include: natural birch bark, dalmatian jasper, hematite
Ear wires are sterling silver
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About the artist:
Jewelry designer, Deborah Bushinski, designs Tessoro Jewelry to feature the natural beauty of birch bark. The bark used is salvaged from the northern Minnesota logging industry. The bark is then cut or torn and coated with an acrylic polymer to add to its durability. The copper is recycled from car radiators. Semi-precious stones, sterling beads, freshwater pearls, and turquoise nuggets are used sparingly to enhance the designs. In her studio in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Deb carefully chooses her materials and maintains the integrity and demanding level of fine craftsmanship you expect in each piece.
Hand-crafted in the U.S.A.