Sterling Silver and 18K Gold Stud Earrings by Barry Perez

$ 135.00

1 in stock

Description

Sterling silver and 18K gold stud earrings.  Earrings measures approximately 1.25″ long.

 

Barry graduated from The University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, with a specialty in metalwork and a minor in anthropology. He has been making his jewelry for 30 years. “My study in anthropology has had an influence on my work. I like to think of my art as a combination of different cultures.” 

People have often commented on the African and Asian influences in his art. Each of his pieces is hand-fabricated using 18K Gold and Sterling silver, along with a variety of precious and semi-precious gems and minerals.

Two things stand out to create the Barry style:

  1. Texture – Barry uses a variety of methods to create and accentuate texture in his jewelry art.

  2. Sculpture – every one of Barry’s pieces of jewelry, be it a pin, pendant or earring, is a small sculpture – a sculpture that is worn by people rather than displayed on a wall or on a table.

Currently, Barry lives in Elgin, TX, near Austin. He has served on Elgin’s Main Street Board, including being the board’s president. He helped organize the local Art & Artisan’s organization in Elgin. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Cultural Arts of Waco Board of Directors. 

Additional information

Weight .1 lbs