C L Schneider Jewelry
Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Jewelry
Hand-tooled, one-of-a-kind, sterling silver jewelry with semiprecious gemstone accents. I personally create these special pieces of art through my unique blend of sterling silver and semiprecious gemstones. My collection consists of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pendants.
My creative process begins with selecting unusual materials – unexpected color stories and textures - then allowing those elements to “speak” to me as I construct the piece. I rarely sketch a design as I find that working in real time with natural elements enables the piece to reflect balance and movement that embodies the organic composition of say, a river bed or a bird’s nest. Using various gauges of sterling silver wire, I form and then hammer the silver to make the finished component. I also solder some components together to enhance the design and integrity of the finished piece. I make all of the silver components used in my jewelry, including hammered design elements, chain links, clasps, jump rings, and head pins.
I have attended continuing education courses in Sculpture, Color & Design, and Art History at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, and Macomb Community College in Warren, MI. I have 15 years experience in Visual Merchandising and Display with various high-end retailers in the Detroit area. My passion in designing and creating jewelry began in 2007, and since then I have experienced much success through Art Shows and local galleries. I have also received several awards for my designs.