Chickenscratch Jewelry featured at Smith Galleries
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Scott and Lisa Cylinder...creators of Chickenscratch©
Some times we just take ourselves too seriously. We watch too many newscasts and read too many newspapers. Pretty soon everyone and everything around us seems on the brink. It’s time to lighten up, get our eyes off the screens, and look around us! It is an amazing place in which we live, and there are many artists who help us to see our world and our lives with a more balanced perspective.
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Lisa and Scott Cylinder are such a pair. Since 1988 they have been hatching ideas for jewelry under the business name of Chickenscratch©. Using non-ferrous metals such as brass, nickel silver, and copper, they hand cut and manipulate the metals, joining pieces with silver solder and/or cold joining connections. They also incorporate a diverse range of materials such as epoxy resin, low-fire enamels, plastics, and manufactured objects into their jewelry. Over the course of their careers, they have developed a unique patination process that allows them to achieve a variety of colors on the metal. But their creativity only begins with their processes. The end products are not only crafted with skill and precision, but delight the eye with their whimsy.
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