Nature is my largest influence and inspiration. I have been studying nature since childhood and now I strive to bring my unique view of the natural world to others through my artwork.
I work as a metalsmith and a painter primarily. But my first love is photography, so most of my work is based on my photos either for reference or inspiration.
All my jewelry is handcrafted and hand-fabricated with my two hands using Sterling Silver, 18k Gold and occasionally Copper. I choose all of my gemstones carefully, selecting stones for their unique characteristics. Sometimes I work with lapidary artists to cut stones specific to my designs. I tend to use a wide variety of semi-precious stones, but do occasionally add some sparkle with diamonds and other precious stones.
I also have a 20 year career as a visual designer, running Wetherbee Creative, a boutique creative services studio, where I help other business owners, artists, nonprofits and corporations with their marketing and promotion using design as a tool for communication.
My work can be found in galleries and private collections.
Contact me with questions: Wendy Wetherbee