Everyday this jewelry reviewer pursues her desire to extend the benefits of literacy to as many children as possible. This reviewer clicks on a red rectangle that can be found on a certain literacy-themed website. Perhaps one day that click will produce a picture of a piece of Carolyn Tyler jewelry.
The sale of jewelry is a proven fund-raising technique. It has thus been used by those that seek money for the purchase and distribution of books. The link between books and jewelry may well be strengthened by these comments from Carolyn Tyler:
“But my true passion is hunting for and finding a unique gem, pearl or artifact that commands me to transcend the merely ‘artful’ and create a design where beauty and meaning are forged into a piece with talismanic power for the wearer.”
Carolyn Tyler lives in a land that children often read about in books that have a dream-like setting. Carlyn Tyler lives on an island in the South Pacific. Sometimes, Carolyn comes across marvelous pearls. Sometimes she finds ancient coins. She uses both of those items in her jewelry.
The symbolism of the tribes that once lived in the South Pacific appears frequently in the everyday items that Carolyn Tyler encounters. Consequently no one should be surprised to find that the same symbolism in many pieces of Carolyn Tyler jewelry.
The art, music and dance of the same tribes have survived, and have influenced present-day culture in the South Pacific. Subject to the daily effects of that influence, Carolyn Tyler has allowed that influence to guide the way that she designs her jewelry. Some of her jewelry pieces recall the themes of an ancient tribal civilization.
Sometimes Carolyn Tyler uses a hammer and punches on metal, hitting the metal from the back or inside. In that way, she manages to raise a design on the metal’s surface. She thus gives her customers jewelry that demonstrates her knowledge of repousse, a technique that is also called chasing and embossing.
Sometimes Carolyn Tyler attaches tiny spheres to a piece of metal. She accomplishes that by using a fillet. In that way, she can produce a piece of metal that appears to have had tiny particles set-into the metal. Ms. Tyler is able to carry-out that laborious process because she has learned how to practice the art of granulation.
Carolyn Tyler likes to work with metals, but she does not always work with sheets of metal. Sometimes she works with thin, metal rods. She has learned how to shape and weave those thin, metal rods. She has learned the art of filigree, whereby thin pieces of metal are used to make a delicate design.
Carolyn Tyler’s willingness to perform in the 21st Century techniques that copy those used by the goldsmiths of long ago allow her to create magnificent pieces of jewelry. Those online jewelry shoppers who visit Carolyn Tyler’s website order a piece of her jewelry soon find in their mailbox the product of a metalworker’s skilled hands.
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