Studio Seven Arts (400 Main Street Downtown Plesanton) will be hosting a Wine & Cheese reception for artisan Steven Ruse on Friday, May 3rd from 6pm to 9pm and on Saturday, May 4th an exclusive Steven Ruse Jewelry Trunk Show from 10am to 5pm to mark the Spring season.
This is a unique opportunity to step into the world of Steven Ruse to see gemstones and carvings you’ve likely never experience before or again. Steven creates unique pieces from a wide array of semi-precious stones, including onyx, smoky quartz, tourmaline, moonstone, freshwater “Biwa” pearls, garnet, druzy, and 99% fine silver that is soft and silky smooth to the touch.
Ruse is a one of a kind: An artisan, adventurer and a lover of life. His travels have brought him far and wide across the Pacific Rim, he is a former deep sea diver and a veteran jewelry maker and fossil carver of the last 35 years, mostly spent on the west coast. He is also a local Pleasanton favorite and he will be displaying and discussing his hand-made jewelry. Featured works will include an extraordinary collection of Ruse’s rings, earring, bracelets, pendants and fossilized carvings
“Jewelry pieces and carvings from Steven Ruse are totally unique and it’s a pleasure every time he presents them. His dedication shines through in his every work,” said Dirk Christiansen, owner of Studio Seven Arts. “Come see the unique stones and processes that make him an icon of hand-made jewelry.
Ruse’s work is inspired by the environment, bright deep colors and the natural wonders of the coast. Ruse began fashioning his vast collection of artifacts and precious stones to create jewelry for his wife, and later, for everyone. Ruse’s work inspires natural appeal, due to the artisan’s use of fine silver and distinct metals, beautifully colored precious stones, and fossilized ivory, polished and fashioned for his carvings.