Artist Profile

Marlene Rantanen

Fallbrook, California | email

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My art and design education has come from a variety of sources. I have taken college level courses in design, ceramics and drawing and have done many ‘crafts’ along the way. More recently, I have taken workshops in Taos, NM hand-working silver for jewelry and fold forming copper in Fallbrook.

I enjoy combining hand-worked sterling silver and other metal elements with beads and stones in my work. The silver jewelry pieces and ornamented boxes I have been creating are usually inspired by the beads or stones I intend to use and also by textures and forms found in nature.

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Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves

hand formed and textured fire colored copper w/ stone beads 
5 x 14 x .75

Neclace Tryptic
Neclace Tryptic

hand formed copper with stone beads 

Folds Interrupted
Folds Interrupted

hand formed copper with glass beads 

Nature's Beauty
Nature's Beauty

hand formed sterling silver with beads 

Floral Beauty
Floral Beauty

hand formed sterling silver with freshwater pearls and beads 

Copper Rose
Copper Rose

hand formed heat colored copper with engraved sterling silver leaves, onyx and glass beads 
9.5 x 2.75 x .75

Peaceful Cosmos
Peaceful Cosmos

heat colored and engraved copper with turquoise, crystal and glass beads 
12.5 x 3 x .75

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