Cindy Bricca


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

Cindy braiding
I enjoyed doing a demo of the art of Kumihimo Braid – two hands & two elements.  Ancient Japanese art of the braid.-Power of Two. –Cindy Bricca

 

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Photo: Art Walk hostess Joan S. models work by Cindy Bricca. The latest stunning necklace features blue opal Swarvoski one-of-a-kind crystals. Each necklace  hand signed by the artist.

And, too, the artist Cindy Bricca spoke at the Power of Two opening exhibition, as well as demonstrated the art of the Kumihimo braid.

 

Q: What is Kumihimo braiding, you ask?

A: Kumihimo is a braiding technique that is used in the making of long decorative strands. Samurai warriors used to decorate their armor and to hold it together using kumihimo cords. Kumihimo is a part of Japanese heritage.

 

To read more about the artist please visit the blog post dated April 29, 2016 Sea glam by Cindy Bricca at Fairweather’s.
http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ blog/ Sea glam by Cindy Bricca…

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/SeasideFirstSaturdayArtWalk for more images.

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Nautilus shell, Kumihimo braided seed pearls, sterling silver pendant necklace by jeweler Cindy Bricca.

Q: What is Kumihimo braiding, you ask?

A: Kumihimo is a braiding technique that is used in the making of long decorative strands. Samurai warriors used to decorate their armor and to hold it together using kumihimo cords. Kumihimo is a part of Japanese heritage.

The literal meaning of the word kumihimo is “come together.” The name suits the braids, which are painstakingly connected by their makers. Kumihimo techniques later evolved to a degree that necessitated the use of large wooden stands that resembled the looms used to weave cloth.

Kumihimo is an integral part of traditional Japanese dress.

Artist Statement:

A designer at heart, my love for the art of jewelry arose many years ago while living and working amidst the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. Born in Oregon I moved to Hawaii after attending University of Oregon, living there for 35 years.

Moving back to the Pacific Northwest after retirement, I spend winters in the forested hills of SW Portland and summers in Gearhart. I attended the school of metals at the Oregon College of Arts & Crafts and developed an attraction to Kumihimo, the ancient Japanese braid technique.

I incorporate many of different techniques into each design so my collections are very unique. I draw inspiration from my travels and exposure to many wonderfully diverse cultures. Great attention to detail and care and love goes into everything I make.

 

Jasper pendant

 

Jasper pendant with seed pearls.

I work with wire, gemstones, crystals, beads, gold, silver, leather & fibers. My goal is to create high quality timeless unique “Art to Wear” that people will love and enjoy for many years to come. My designs  are ever-growing and evolving. –Cindy Bricca, jewelry designer.

 

sea urchin bracelets

Sea Urchin bracelets.