A quality that I enjoy the most in Danielle's beautiful work is her integration of contrasting materials that results in jewelry assemblages that are rich in detail, texture and color. Enriched by a variety of material and surface texture, her creations are visually dynamic. For example in "copper pendant ginkgo leaf" she establishes a wonderful interplay of color and texture by combining anodized aluminum with wire and leather, and she builds this assemblage by using rivets to attach the different shapes. The rivets not only serve a functional purpose, they also provide tiny shape accents to the larger forms. In her earrings made with copper wire, leather and beads, she says "I just experimented with adding leather and metal, I think the textures are very complementary!" Absolutely, and the earrings embody a wonderful interplay of form, texture and color. In her aluminum wrist cuff, the heavy gauge, serpentine aluminum form has been textured, and the parts of the bracelet are attached with copper rivets. The color of the copper contrasts effectively with the aluminum to provide a subtle accent that enlivens the bracelet. In her pendants that combine copper wire with beads, the curvilinear wire forms are fascinating to look at and captivating in their intricate wire windings, and the greenish glass beads effectively complement the wire. Danielle's work is visually engaging, original, and a delight to look at! I hope everyone enjoys the selections featured here!
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