Sedona is known for its art scene. This includes wearable/functional art such as jewelry. However, don’t expect to see only traditional types of jewelry when in Sedona. Sedona is after all a spiritual mecca - so it only makes sense that some art will have a deeper meaning.
Sedona artist Kevin Petrilli puts great attention into his jewelry and considers it something beyond its visual beauty.
“Esoteric knowledge, harmonies of the heavens and earth linked through sacred geometry and other sacred ways guide my craft and brings many different arts together with purpose, so I create to eco creation in an Amulet.”
Petrilli’s amulets are sold at The Gallery of Wholeness, Harmony and Radiance located in Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village – Sedona, Arizona. Petrilli has been living in Sedona, Arizona for many years, but as a child he studied and watched how the energy on earth could impact and affect another object. Petrilli worked and traveled around the planet studying a number of natural wonders. He states that he also has met many people with different traditions that understood energy currents.
Today, Petrilli states, “The Red Rock cliffs, caves, canyons, forest, rivers and wild life of Sedona are powerful teachers. The Way of Stillness is sensitivity to the currents, cycles and rhythms of the nature world around us. This understanding allows me to create energetic and purposeful amulets in service to others. “
To learn more about Petrilli’s work and to view pieces currently available, stop into Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village to visit The Gallery of Wholeness, Harmony and Radiance.
For functional/wearable contemporary art, you won’t find a wider variety of jewelry representation than within the walls of Renee Taylor Gallery. This art gallery is also located within Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village of Sedona.
The number of artists and designers at Renee Taylor Gallery are too many to mention. RTG carries several famous designs and designer works including the ‘Hearts on Fire’ collection and the powerful, dramatic & inspiring handmade pieces from John Hardy. Local artists are also represented within Renee Taylor Gallery, including fine Australian opal and 14k yellow and white gold designs by Christopher Corbett, from Scottsdale, Arizona.
If you love gold, try on a piece of MARIKA gold jewelry. This designer is known for sourcing high quality diamonds and stones that are matched with precious metals for a distinctive brand image.
Having the opportunity to try on and wear some of these beautiful collections of jewelry is a must when in Sedona, Arizona. Stop in to these creative spaces and talk to the knowledgeable and friendly staff about what you are looking for.
If you love wearable and functional art, it’s time to explore the jewelry works of Adriana Walker. With her jewelry exhibited locally in Sedona, Arizona’s James Ratliff Gallery, Adriana Walker’s love of designing jewelry comes from utilizing semiprecious gems, pearls, silver and copper with her fused glass creations.
Fusing glass into jewelry is something that has continually been an inspiration. Walker’s techniques are unusual, which makes them recognizable to art collectors. The composition of Walker’s work makes each piece a one of a kind. Walker has now become nationally recognized for her fused glass creations.
Adriana Walker originally came to the United States from Argentina. At a young age, she moved to California and developed interests in the arts. Walker studied Wild Animal Training at a young age, and while she carried on her career, she also became an accomplished water color artist.
Now, Walker’s jewelry and paintings both exhibit a unique combination of texture, color and composition that she says are inspired by the intricacies of nature and cultural themes. Walker said she is one “who is fascinated by the endless possibilities of combining organic, sinuous shapes with patterns which results in taking her work in unusual and unpredictable directions.”
To see Adriana Walker’s artwork, visit the James Ratliff Gallery located in the Hillside at 671 Hwy 179, Suites A1 & A2, Sedona, Arizona.
Within the Goldenstein Gallery (also in Sedona, Arizona), you will find more popular jewelry artists. Artist Dee Winklestern started her life in the arts as a commercial artist. The work gave Winklestern a foundation to become an artist who walks inside and outside the box. After moving to Sedona nearly 16 years ago, she states that her inspiration in life comes directly from her art.
“It was not until moving to Sedona, Arizona that my boundaries collapsed and a new spectrum of artistic endeavors were built. Spiritual ideas and pathways into healing art and connectivity energies of gemstones were exciting.” Winklestern said.
Dee loves to handpick the gemstones or crystals that she utilizes in her necklaces, earrings and wearable art. She also chooses the highest quality materials to integrate with the stones. Winklestern states that many of her designs come to her in her sleep, and when she wakes, she is inspired to create them.
To see more of Dee Winklestern’s wearable art, be sure to visit the Goldenstein Gallery located at 150 SR 179 Suite 5, Sedona, AZ.
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