|GLORIA and STEVE ADAMS
JEWELRY and LAPIDARY ARTISTS
||Gloria says, "Why jewelry? I love jewelry. I
love to buy it; I love to wear it. I buy clothes to match
my jewelry; my husband Steve teases me about this all the time!
Years ago, at a local gem & mineral show, I purchased my first
piece of wire wrapped jewelry."
"So many of the wrapped
cabochon pendants I saw had too much wire; so much you could not
see or appreciate the stone. So in 2004, I attended the
William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Young Harris,
Georgia, and learned wire wrapping techniques so I could design
my own wraps."
|"William Holland became an annual trip, and I've
been back for many more classes. Cold connections, the art
of fabrication without soldering, is my favorite skill, and my
main focus as of late has been creating copper and other metal
||"One of my more significant accomplishments was
encouraging Steve to learn how to cut cabochons."
"Gloria thought I needed another hobby. So in 2005, I went
to William Holland for a cabochons class. Now, years
later, I teach a cabochons class there four weeks a year."
|"I'm tickled that my cabochons are the focal
point of so many of Gloria's jewelry creations. While the
wire work is what makes wire jewelry 'jewelry,' it's the
cabochon in the piece that becomes the star, relegating the
wire's role to that of supporting actor."
Gloria says, "Not so
fast, Sweetie. While I design my pendants with the goal of
wrapping the cabochons in such a manner as to enhance the beauty
of each stone, without the wire wrap, a cabochon is just another
||Gloria and Steve enjoy their collaborative efforts in
designing jewelry. They sell their jewelry at the ADC's
Fall Craft Classic every year. They also participate in
the annual "Riverchase Loves Artists" show, which supports three
local charities, and in the Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society's
annual Rock & Gem Show. Gloria is a twice Past President
of the AMLS. Steve designed web sites for both of them.
Gloria sells her jewelry at
Wire Treasures by Gloria and at
Gotta Love Copper!
Steve offers his cabochons for sale at
Bitter Brook Cabochons.
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