Cornelia Wende

Ann Arbor MI

Woven Earrings
Artist Statement
My work has always been inspired by my immediate environment where I find material for unique jewelry. The designs showcase the variety and beauty of nature as well as its fragility. In Germany, my country of origin, I was fascinated by the beauty of amber and fossils one can find along the shorelines of the Baltic ocean and used them to create my first jewelry pieces. Since I now live in Michigan, I work with Petoskey stones, Agates from Lake Superior, Crystals and other beach stones one can find in Michigan as well as with Michigan copper, birch and wood destroyed by different kinds of bugs. My jewelry pieces are all individually designed and hand made by me. I not only enjoy designing and creating unique jewelry I also enjoy collecting materials for my art. Besides natural materials I use sterling silver, fine silver, copper and bronze. Thank you Cornelia Wende
Past DAM Shows/Exhibitions
2011 Art for the Holidays