Creator and Story Teller Steven Ruse visits Pleasanton

Studio Seven Arts kicks off its first trunk show of the spring – a special event featuring the precious jewelry and unique fossilized carvings of artisan Steven Ruse.  An artisan and storyteller, Ruse showing a wide collection of his handmade and intricately fashioned works, including rings, bracelets, pendants and fossilized carvings, will be featured and discussed at a special Trunk Show on Friday,

 

March 22nd at the downtown ImagePleasanton Gallery from 10am – 5pm. Ruse creates distinctive jewelry pieces and this year will have rings for men in addition to his impressive collection of jewelry. Local to California, Ruse’s work is inspired by the brilliance, colors and natural wonders of the Pacific coast. A former deep-sea diver, 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. Ruse makes use of fine silver (99.9% silver) for many of his jewelry creations that also are adorned with an array of fittingly colored precious stones and mineral specimens selected by hand, found in stunning colors.

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Twisted Silver Jewelry Summer Trunk Show – Community Calendar

[Shopping] Twisted Silver Jewelry Summer Trunk Show – Community Calendar.

 

[Shopping] Twisted Silver Jewelry Summer Trunk Show - Community Calendar

Visit Pleasanton for a seasonal fashion trunk show featuring one of the hottest brands in fashion jewelry, Twisted Silver.

The Twisted Silver trunk show takes place Saturday June 1st, from 10am to 2pm at Studio Seven, Arts and features hundreds of pieces, great prices and the chance to meet the designer in person to discuss 2013 styles, the latest materials and fashion influences.

Twisted Silver makes use of natural and often brilliantly recycled materials to deliver avant-garde styles with its earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

The Bay Area based company is the playground for Debbie Mitchell,
a trailblazing jewelry designer who puts all of her creativity into each piece.

As a special promotion for the event and Debbie’s visit, the gallery is offering select pieces beginning at a 30% discount.  Some of the pieces will be revealed on Facebook beginning May 30th 

“Being from Pleasanton, Studio Seven Arts is one of my favorite Trunk Shows of the year.  We get great support for being and buying local, right on Main Street,” said Deb Mitchell.  “We will have fantastic styles to share and a lot of excitement.”

“Twisted Silver is one of the gallery’s top jewelry brands because of its unique style, versatility, eco-friendly designs and local appeal,” said Kim Steelman, Jewelry Manager for Studio Seven Arts.

The “Twisted” brand has been adopted in boutiques and galleries nationwide, and is proudly worn by Hollywood to Main Street, including Michelle Money (The Bachelor ABC), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood) and Malese Jow (Vampire Diaries).

Saturday: Kim Pace Fall Trunk Show: Unique Jewelry, All Handmade and Original

Join Studio Seven Arts (400 Main Street, Pleasanton) on Saturday Nov 3rd for a special jewelry trunk show featuring the unique, hand crafted work of Kim Pace. Image

Pace, a local artisan of the Bay Area, specializes in handmade jewelry highlighted by her signature necklaces and bracelets. She will be in the gallery to discuss and demonstrate her exclusive pieces on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

“All of Kim’s jewelry offers an inspired design, with meticulous attention to details, with carefully chosen materials, such as bone, shell and Kazuri beads from Africa,” said Dirk Christensen, owner of Studio Seven Arts. “Her finished necklaces and bracelets are individually named and signed as Kim Pace exclusives making Saturday a great opportunity for guests.”

Pace’s work also features colorful and brilliant gemstones, ornate glass, in addition to vintage and natural beads, in combination with .999 and sterling silver, 14k or 18k gold-fill and gold-plate. Pace’s designs offer diverse looks, ranging from bold, to elegant, natural, eclectic, and whimsical.

 

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Bay Area: Hand Crafted Kim Pace Jewelry Featured with Special Event

The unique, hand crafted jewelry work of Kim Pace will be on display on Saturday at Studio Seven Arts, Kim is a local to Pleasanton in the Bay Area. Kim’s jewelry is highlighted by her signature necklaces and bracelets and she will be in the gallery to discuss and demonstrate her exclusive pieces, from 10am to 2pm.

A decade ago Kim discovered the art of jewelry making on a trip to Israel to visit her family.  Each piece of her work feature an inspired design, having been handcrafted with meticulous attention to details, from the selection of carefully chosen materials, such as Kazuri beads from Africa, to the clasps that compliment and enhance their design.

Kim’s work features colorful and brilliant gemstones, ornate glass, in addition to vintage and natural beads, including bone and shell, in combination with .999 and sterling silver, 14k or 18k gold-fill and gold-plate.  Kim Pace designs offer diverse looks, ranging from bold, to elegant, to natural, eclectic, and whimsical.  Her finished necklaces and bracelets are individually named and signed as Kim Pace exclusives.

California Artisan Steven Ruse Offers Fine Silver Works

I met Steven tonight (Friday night after a simple meal of Cod and Chips at Red Coat Pub, 700 block of Main Street, Pleasanton) at the Studio Seven Arts gallery pre-trunk show — and wow was I was taken back by both his personality and his ample collection of fine stones, pearls, ‘hand made’ jade, fossil carvings and fine silver all processed (and once admired by Swarovski)

I don’t always think of the ocean when imagining the latest in precious jewelry and

Steven Ruse Jewelry Inspired by the Pacific

unique fossilized carvings, that is until I discovered the works of California artisan Steven Ruse.  Local to California, (Alaska, Arizona, and even Bali!) Ruse creates a number of fine jewelry pieces -all one of a kind– His work is inspired by the brilliance, colors and natural wonders of the Pacific coast.

A former sea diver, 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.

Pearl Crossing in Fine Silver by Steven Ruse

Fine Silver –Brilliant and Soft: Touching a soft ring is like nothing else. Ruse makes use of fine silver (99.9% silver) for many of his jewelry creations that also are adorned with an array of fittingly colored precious stones and mineral specimens selected by hand, found in stunning colors.

Fossilized Ivory Carvings:

The genesis of Ruse’s unique carving style began with his discovering and dedicating himself to refining an ancient Mesopotamian aging technique.  The result is distinctive hand carvings made from fossilized walrus tusk ivory, expertly fashioned and worked by hand. This ivory was discovered at the Berring Strait, and resident in the ground for as many as 30,000 years.

Ruse along with many of his works, including rings, bracelets, pendants and fossilized carvings, will be featured and discussed in the San Francisco Bay Area at a special Trunk Show on Saturday, May 7th 2011 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Octavia Bloom’s “Olevine” with Swarovski pearls and crystals

Octavia Bloom's Olivene Necklace adorned with Swarovski pearls and crystals is rich in vintage tones with a neutral flair.

 

This is another great example of the hand crafted work of Jenny Christiansen of Octavia Bloom Jewelry.  See earlier post for more detail, Jenny will be in Pleasanton on Saturday 12/11 at Studio Seven Arts.

Bay Area Jewelry Designer “Pom” Gives Holiday 2010 a Brilliant Touch

Heading into Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday shopping and event season, there are myriad options for jewelry at the large retailers.

However, the pieces found are all too often “what everyone already has.” For Holiday 2010, it is a great goal to seek more customized jewelry designers: Ones that are local, deliver a hand-crafted appeal to their pieces and offer greater quality. This makes all the difference for your holiday look and also for gift giving that is personalized.

Unique Local Jewelry Designs: A Rare Find for the Holidays

Should you be near the Tri-Valley in the Bay Area, you can discover Pom. On Saturday Nov. 20th as there will be a special 2010 Holiday Trunk Show taking place from 10am to 2pm at the Studio Seven Arts gallery, at 400 Main Street in Pleasanton.

Pom is a local jeweler who has been based in the Bay Area for many years.  His work truly stands out considering your desire to be distinctive and colorful. Pom’s pieces feature both classic and fashion-forward looks, delivering brilliant designs with high-quality semi-precious stones at their foundation.

Pom is from Thailand, he keeps an understated identity, concentrating more so on his work. But his necklaces, earrings are anything but low profile. They are tasteful, unique and sparkle when worn. So be sure and catch him at the Studio Seven Arts Gallery this  Saturday, discussing his most recent pieces and everything that goes into his designs and the craft.

Pom’s necklaces are designed to fit both a classic look or just as easily for chic trends. Pieces are available in all lengths, from chokers to fashion trend lengths, that can be worn both extra long (40”) or doubled around the neck for a more dramatic look.