Jewelry of Anju at ArtWalk



Article Published: Mar. 4, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Jewelry of Anju at ArtWalk


This week, ArtWalk in downtown Boone is featuring a new line of jewelry by Anju.

Anju currently lives in Atlanta, Ga., but was born and raised in Rajasthan, India. She also received her master of art degree in India, and travels often to expose herself to other cultures and to find new materials with which to work.

Anju's mentality when crafting her line of jewelry is that jewelry doesn't just have to be an accessory to one's outfit, it can also be its own work of art by seeking out aesthetically pleasing designs and paying close attention to craftsmanship, a spokesperson for the gallery said.

Anju's line of jewelry includes necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Each piece is made from pewter coated with silver, copper, brass or colored enamel, then varnished for protection. No cleaning is needed. The metal elements are then strung onto cotton cord.

Those with sensitive skin will be glad to hear that all jewelry is lead and nickel free, the spokesperson said.

Each piece exhibits a combination of industrial references with organic forms. The ruff hewn surfaces and uneven edges of the pieces accentuate their organic origins and handmade nature, while the hinges that join various elements in each piece give them a mechanical quality, the spokesperson said.

Despite their originality, high quality materials and advanced aesthetic, Anju's pieces are extremely affordable, making her gallery worthy jewelry accessible to everyone, the spokesperson said.

Anju's jewelry is located on ArtWalk's main level. With three and a half floors and more than 300 local, regional and national artists, ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St. (across from Mast General Store) Boone, N.C. 28607. Though ArtWalk is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m, customers may shop all the time at the gallery's online store. ArtWalk continually welcomes new artists of all media and ages to inquire about individual gallery booths for rent. For more information, call (828) 264-9998, email (artwalkboone@yahoo.com) or visit http://www.artwalkboone.com.

Gallery Times
Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of the Focus section of The Mountain Times, featuring short news items submitted by local galleries.
For more information, contact entertainment editor Frank Ruggiero at (frank@mountaintimes.com) or (828) 264-6397.

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