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Lynn Chadwick



Lynn has been a maker/artist all of her life, inspired by the clothes made for her by grandma and the furniture made by her dad.

For the last three decades she has been making jewelry in a variety of media. Her work with tribal radio across the U.S. brought her into the world of beading. She collected handmade beads while traveling—there’s always room for beads in a tightly packed suitcase! The signature piece of her detailed beadwork are unique Gingko Leaves.

And leave are the common theme through all of her work with metal as well as beads,

Becoming intrigued with metalwork, she studied at the Corcoran School of Art and Arrowmont School of Craft. Her works in copper feature coloring the metal via patinas and enamels. Beginning with copper sheet, she forms and shapes the metal into natural shapes, such as leaves and twigs.

She also works with niobium metal, a natural element. Pure niobium has a Mohs hardness rating similar to pure titanium. As result, niobium can be worked using paper thin metal. Like titanium, niobium is hypoallergenic. The attraction for Lynn is the ability of the metal to take on color with electricity—different voltages creating a rainbow of colors.

Most recently she is weaving filigree leaves with niobium, gold, silver and steel wire.

Lynn devotes her time to her art and traveling, always seeking inspiration from the natural world as well as the work of other artists.

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