In the last few years Alda Saunders has become fascinated with the way fine art jewelry can combine the structural and textural effects found in architecture and sculpture and composition with the variety and subtlety of color found in painting.  She worked in silversmithing for a few years and then added the making of glass lampwork beads with a torch to her skills.  The results are one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, each one a piece of art.  Often her jewelry has a theme, just as in a painting.

“Coal Mine” Necklace and Earrings

The coal mining history of her region got Alda to thinking that jewelry could be commemorative of an area. These lampwork glass beads made from metallic black glass look like various lumps of [...]

Horse Bracelet

A stallion charm hangs from this bracelet made of sterling silver findings and hand made by the artist lampwork glass beads. These beads have been formed by a torch and colours and shapes melted [...]

Lucky Bracelet

A four leaf clover charm hangs from this bracelet made of sterling silver findings and hand made by the artist lampwork glass beads. These beads have been formed by a torch and colours and [...]

Sweeter On The Vine

Mouth-watering tomato fruit are still on the vine ready to pick. Major color contrast of red and green against mostly neutrals emphasizes the subject.

Working Boat Dock

Landing on an old boat dock up the BC coast, I found this pile of has line next to an empty work boat.

Sunflowers 3

Sunflowers 3 shows the same subject done in an entirely different medium, that of oil pastel with black gouache background, to form a more ‘drawn’ effect.