Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Eric Russell and Caroline Strieb jewelry art

Eric Russell and Caroline Strieb jewelry art

Abstract design brooch by Caroline Strieb. Sterling silver, 18k gold, opals, carved onyx. 1987. Eric Russell and Caroline Strieb jewelry art

Eric Russell and Caroline Strieb jewelry art
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based innovative goldsmith, Eric Russell (b. 1954) began making jewelry at the age of fourteen. And he was hanging around craft shows while he was still in high school. Strieb and Russell met by chance in the Philadelphia studio of Jonathan Stember in 1979. Strieb was working there on her course artwork at Philadelphia College of Art. And Russell was working there for the Rhinebeck Craft Show. He got together with Caroline in 1979, and they both reinforced and supported each other.
In 1982, they launched their creative family business. Through the years, Russell and Strieb’s work has retained the sense of controlled chaos-there are many elements in each piece, but they always coexisted harmoniously. Russell’s work grew more complicated in technique as the years went by, and his skills grew along with his artistic vision. From 1981 through 1985, Russell and Strieb took part in art exhibitions and sold their jewelry at gallery shows.
Traditionally, the designers used sterling silver, 14k, 18k, and 22k gold, colored gemstones, tourmaline, pearls, diamonds and other gems and minerals.

Round shaped handcrafted brooch. Sterling silver, 18k and 22k golds, mother of pearl, aquamarine. 1986

Round shaped handcrafted brooch. Sterling silver, 18k and 22k golds, mother of pearl, aquamarine. 1986

1983 Signature

1983 Signature

Eric Russell and Caroline Strieb jewelry art

Caroline Strieb 22k Gold sterling silver tourmaline earrings. 1983

Caroline Strieb 22k Gold sterling silver tourmaline earrings. 1983

Caroline Strieb. Chrysanthemum earrings. Sterling silver, 14k and 22k golds, watermelon tourmaline. 1984

Caroline Strieb. Chrysanthemum earrings. Sterling silver, 14k and 22k golds, watermelon tourmaline. 1984

Earrings. Sterling silver, 18k and 22k golds, opals, rubies. 1986

Earrings. Sterling silver, 18k and 22k golds, opals, rubies. 1986

Pods and Crystals #2 hinged bracelet. Sterling silver, 18k gold, colored gemstones. 1987

Pods and Crystals #2 hinged bracelet. Sterling silver, 18k gold, colored gemstones. 1987

Cuff bracelet. 1990s. Textured and oxidized sterling silver and 14K gold

Cuff bracelet. 1990s. Textured and oxidized sterling silver and 14K gold

Eric Russell. Earrings. 18k gold, fancy color diamonds. 1990

Eric Russell. Earrings. 18k gold, fancy color diamonds. 1990

E. Russell. Earrings. Sterling silver, 18k gold, pearls, rose quartz. 1987

E. Russell. Earrings. Sterling silver, 18k gold, pearls, rose quartz. 1987

Hematite 14k gold sterling silver earrings by Caroline Strieb

Hematite 14k gold sterling silver earrings by Caroline Strieb

Signature

Signature