Paula Dammeyer, Elegantly Wired
Paula Dammeyer is a self-taught metalsmith/jewelry artist who has been creating and selling her jewelry for more than eight years. She likes experimenting with new techniques and mediums, but her real love is working with metals. She uses copper, brass, sterling and nickel silver in her designs, along with gemstones, beads and other found objects. Some of the many techniques utilized in her work are fold forming, soldering, reticulating, riveting and etching. She also enjoys wire wrapping everything from cabochons to coins. Her studio is located in her home in Johnsburg, Illinois, where she also enjoys working in her flower gardens.