Cher Flick


Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Opening reception of the exhibit titled FIRST LOOK, a highly anticipated jewelry truck show, featuring a dozen of local and regional designers– including a select group who have been represented by the gallery more than 11 years!

 

Cindy Bricca, designer, incorporates Kumihimo, the ancient Japanese seed braiding, in must-have creations.

 

Elaine Sawyer uses natural stone Cabochons, cut and polished by in lapidary by her husband, Mike, to create one-of-a-kind cuff bracelets.

 

 

 

Barbara Walker works in precious metal wire turning earrings into a wearable work of art.

 

 

 

Mary Hurst, born in raised in County Tipperary, Ireland, studied fashion design at the Grafton Academy in Dublin, integrates past and present Celtic designs in each piece.

 

Billie Johnstone, a former clinical practitioner, sparked her retirement into a means to support to the youth programs in Soweta, South Africa with the proceeds from the sales of her custom handcrafted jewelry doing good works that changes lives.

 

 

 

Alan Stockam  and Heather Rieder create one-of-a-kind silver rings, cuffs and necklaces; each signed and numbered, with stones from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

 

 

Cher Flick, with a graduate degree from the Gemological Institute of America, creates jewelry doing good works, by giving back to a charitable foundation in honor of her mother, Joanie.

 

 

Karen Johnson, a natural-born artist, boldly  designs meticulously handcrafted multi-pearl statement necklaces that could – and should- be featured in magazines.

 

 

 

Mary Boitta experiments in druzy rock crystal designs, semi-precious stones,  that retain femininity and fineness.

 

 

Robyn Hall, with no art degree or formal training, creates stunning mouth blown lamp work bracelets and earrings.

 

Debra Beard, often featured as cruise ship event designer, offers pieces that are  a mini-exploration from travels around the world.

 

Fred Lukens crafts architecturally inspired jewelry featuring responsibly collected rare wood and Oregon myrtle wood.

 

Reneé Hafeman embraces a love of vintage jewelry and gives a them new life, redesigning  the antique pieces , she prays “whoever wears, please  be blessed in some way.”

 

Save the date and time.

Opening reception. FIRST LOOK. Nov. 4th, 5-7pm

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

Seaside/ Gearhart naturalist, biologist and wildlife photographer Neal Maine will speak at 6: pm about the ecology of the local habitat.

Seaside Painting LIVE(tm)  episode by artist Carolyn Macpherson.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

And, too, enter a raffle for a baker’s dozen of door prizes  of  jewelry by  fabulous Fairweather designers!

 

For more info go to http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk

Cheryl Flick

Cher Flick, jewelry designer

About Joanie and Me

Joanie – a beautiful lady adored and missed by me.
Me – her youngest daughter.

This collection of jewelry is inspired by her fun yet classy style.

The earrings and bracelets are simple in design, light weight and are made of mixed metal, including sterling silver, pewter, brass, gold filled, copper, gemstones and pearls.

I live in Portland, Oregon and have many years of experience working with diamonds and gemstones.

In 1983, I received my Graduate Gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America.

Spending time with family and friends and laughing brings me the greatest joy. In memory of Joanie, I will be donating 10% of sales to OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. With Gratitude.

 

 

Q: What is the meaning of the circle symbol used as an eternity design in jewelry?

A: The circle is also commonly used as a symbol for eternity, as is the mathematical symbol of infinity. Eternity jewelry is an extremely popular fashion trend today. The meaning behind a jewelry piece designed with a circle is actually quite beautiful – it symbolizes eternity, empowerment, and everlasting love.
In classical philosophy, eternity is held to be that which exists outside of time.

 

The journey into  Fairweather’s:

“I’m Cher Flick and I met you last year while visiting my sister who lives in the area. I would love to show you a sampling of my jewelry collection, Joanie & Me. My earrings and bracelets are mixed metal as well as sterling with stones. I am searching for a location at the coast to feature my jewelry and thought of you and your beautiful shop. The collection you have is selling very well at Ellington Handbags and the very simple sterling pearl and gemstone drops are selling well at Peggy Sundays in Portland. Thank you so much for allowing me to feature Joanie & Me earrings and bracelets in your store!” Cher Flick

 

 

Grave note received:

“Love the simplicity and style of your jewelry …. It’s special just like you !” –your sister, Kathy.

Photos staged by Kathy B., Fairweather’s Director of Hospitality.