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Jeni Benos Trunk Show

Jewelry Inspired By Nature

Friday - Sunday, January 18 - 20  

From 10:00am to 5:00pm


Gibson’s is pleased to introduce jewelry designer Jeni Benos. Nature, horses, and country living inspire much of Jeni’s work.  Her recent series explores the subtlety of nature with various creatures hiding in their environments. Jeni works in a number of mediums, wildlife photography is one of her favorite endeavors.  Time spent in swamps photographing birds from a kayak inspired “Treasures of the Marsh”. Cranes, herons, egrets, and other various birds love to hide in the tall grass outlining the swamps edge.  Motivated to design a piece about her experiences in the marsh, Jeni created the elegant necklace featuring the graceful silhouette of a crane amid the flora.  Soon she expanded on this concept further by developing more designs graced by sly foxes, tranquil turtles, lurking gators and other assorted critters.  Each carved scene tells its own unique story while capturing the distinct personality of the creature carved within.  
 
As a true artist, Jeni carves her cast deigns by hand in wax initially taking as much as 100 hours on a complex model.  Many of the carving tools she uses are tools she created herself, typically in response to a project that requires an unusual shape or some very fine detail work.  Once the wax model is complete she can make a mold from it; this mold can then be injected with more wax.  Each production piece is investment cast in sterling silver and polished by hand for a flawless finish. 
 
Join us at Gibson’s located in The Art Colony Shops to view this beautiful collection of nature inspired handcrafted sterling silver jewelry. Meet the Artist Jeni Benos and learn more about the cast design process as she exhibits some of the waxes and tools she uses in the process of developing a design.


 
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