Dawna Davis


“Elizabethan’s Treasure”; Wire; 18 x 15 x 5 inches

I incorporate various types of wire with semi-precious stones, pearls, and crystal to make colorful, fanciful jewelry, wall art and sculpture. Through the use of wire coils, spirals and other shapes, my pieces call forth a spirit of whimsy and playfulness – whether it’s free-form, wrap or knit stitches, they create a balance of simple and detailed, smooth and textured, delicate and strong. Color and shape are especially important. Sculptural necklaces are layered and woven with depth to make a statement, to capture a feeling of drama and motion or to evoke a certain time or place.