Debra Beard


 Rectangle Concaved Bottle Shape Sea Glass & Sterling

Rectangle Concave & Rare Bottle Sea Glass & Sterling

Minty, pink, amber and marine blue rare sea glass earrings accented by hammered sterling silver designed by Debra Beard.

*NOTE All earring are on Sterling or gold with copper core *NO NICKEL

Artist statement:
“Born and raised in Vancouver, B. C. Canada. I have had the opportunity of living in many places which have included Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Germany, California, and Washington.

I have always been a lover of art, travel, interior design, jewelry, antiques and beautiful things in general. It just kind of happened in grade school when I was introduced to some beads off of my grandmother’s old lamp shade, then seed beads, wooden beads and wire work.
I found myself beading and creating unique pieces from nature & the environment that had inspired me during my travels. I found that I was attracted to semi-precious stones and creating original designs.
I work in my studio designing original handmade pieces using turquoise, lapis, agate, jasper, coral, pearls, and various other semi-precious stones. My jewelry may even include a re-purposed jewelry piece from the past. Some of my designs have traveled as far away from home as Europe.
You can find me at various artisan bazaars and events. You will also find my work on display at a Fairweather House & Gallery in Seaside Oregon and in Sparrows Gallery in Denison Texas!”

 


Debra Beard, Fairweather jewelry designer.

Grace Note received from Debra:
“Most importantly thank you to all the customers, wonderful people and new friendships I have been blessed with from attending so many great events.”


Questions and Answers:

Q: What events has Debra’s jewelry  been at, you may ask?
A: The designer placed her jewelry in the gift shop of a cruise ship!

 

 

Q: What is sea glass, you ask?
A: Sea glass is physically and chemically weathered glass found on beaches along bodies of salt water.  Sea glass takes 20 to 30 years, and sometimes as much as 50 years, to acquire its characteristic texture and shape.  Genuine sea glass, originates as pieces of glass from broken bottles, or even shipwrecks, have tumbled in the ocean for years.

Spring forecast:

Sea glass colors are trending in hues of new goodies in minty, calming green and ocean blues, in addition in jewelry!!!

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Sea glass is often called “Mermaid Tears.”

The legend of the mermaid tears:
One storm-ravaged night, a schooner fought to find safety in the San Juans. The ship was familiar to the mermaid who swam along its side. As the ship heeled in the violent wind, the captain lost his hold on the wheel, tumbling perilously close to the raging sea. In an instant, the mermaid calmed the wind and tamed the waves, changing the course of nature and saving the life of a man she had grown to love from afar.
For her impetuous act, Neptune banished the sobbing mermaid to the oceans depths, condemning her for eternity never to surface or swim with the ships again. To this day, her gleaming tears wash up on the beaches as sea glass, an eternal reminder of true love.

 

And, too,  showing a few of Fairweather’s favs of designs by Debra, using hand made glass, inlaid with gold, wrapped in sterling silver.

Featuring  art by regional artists:  floral and grasses  by Susan Curington,  landscapes by Jan Shield,  pastels by Joanne Donaca, wood cut birds and blooms by Gregory Graham, mouth blown glass by Cindy DuVall, textiles by Linda Ballard  and rice paper florals by Zifen Qian.  

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com … artists.

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BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s through April. “It’s like living inside a garden, the gallery is layered  with colorful accessories, beautiful artworks, and gorgeous garden books.”

So lovely.  So perfect.  So right.  

Photo layout  by Fairweather artist and Seaside Art Walk photographer, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall featuring  the April  2017 salon-style display of art.

Selected BLOOM artists in salon style gallery display, left to right:   floral oil on linen art by Michael Muldoon,  still life oil on linen by Melissa Jander,  landscape pastels by Gretha Lindwood, encaustic (painting in beeswax) by emerging artist Rebecca Gore, abstract floral pastels by Gretha Lindwood, emerging artist mermaids in sea florals by emerging artist Ashley Howarth, and “Garden Party” tulips and hyacinths  original oil by Melissa Jander.

A round of applause for BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s throughout the month of April! You  introduced an imaginative way of displaying many diverse  NW artists.  The artwork brings together design drama in extraordinary intimacy and charm that creates a feeling of a springtime garden stroll. Thank you!” — Bonnie W.

Q: What is salon style display in the context of a gallery exhibition, you ask?

A:  Hanging art salon-style can be a dramatic and brave  way to decorate a wall, placing a range of art with unusual dimensions to create an interesting effect.   Neutral walls are considered a perfect way to cleanse the palette for the eye in  salon-style display.

 

For more info about the gallery and the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists

Color it Winter

“Color it Winter” by Neal Maine, PacificLight Images.

The common house finch has a cheerful rosy red head and a long, twittering song, which can now be heard in most of the areas North America.

Proceeds to support NCLC.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/ Neal Maine for more information.

 

Please plan to  visit Fairweather House and Gallery at 612 Broadway, Seaside Oregon soon. You’ll be tickled pink!

spring window

Pink abstract art by artist Carmela Newstead in the front window.

What is seen right now: pink sunrises, pink spring accessories, pink jewelry and, too, a new book arriving all about pink!

Pink...trending now.

Just in! House Beautiful PINK

 

Editorial Review
Library Journal
House Beautiful provides a look at a wealth of interiors showing how pink can be used to advantage in the hands of professional interior designers. Accompanying the more than 150 color photographs are captions in which designers describe their use of color in every room of the house, including entryways, family rooms, home offices, and patios. Included are two-page spreads depicting a room with a more in-depth explanation of the design and mood boards in which a designer puts together the furniture, fabrics, and colors for a project. The paint splotches with the name and manufacturer present a vivid display of the assortment of hues. A revealing look at the ways this color can be harmoniously incorporated into any décor.

Debbie
From Debbie Beard, jewelry designer, shades of blue fire and light.

Dazzling gems pair with sterling silver: labradorite, a mineral characterized by its brilliant blue fire, aqua chalcedony, a a gemstone that exudes a cool, soothing luminosity and moonstone, a gem characterized by a mysterious shimmer that mimics its namesake.


The best jewelry pieces tell a story, and even the newest pieces can have elements with intriguing history. Unique gemstone combinations arriving daily. The artists, truly, appreciate nature’s diversity and beauty. Authentic, natural, deep-blue aquamarine crystals, grass-green tourmaline and mossy labradorite form the basis for favorite new collections this spring season.

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