About the artist and working with Precious Metal Clay
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About the Artist and The Special Material PMC
Claudia Amling-MacFarland's jewelry creations are unique and timeless in style. She is deeply inspired by the beautiful nature and beaches around her beachy home in Santa Cruz. She sends all these wonderful good vibes out into the world, reflected in her unique jewelry designs. Her handcrafted artisan designs show excellent workmanship and a love for versatility. Claudia's work is also influenced by her European upbringing and her passion for travels and cultures show in her modern and timeless designs.
Claudia is focusing her passion of creating unique and timeless jewelry: She loves creating her original components with PMC (Precious Metal Clay) an Eco-friendly “green” material which uses partially recycled photographic and x-ray silver. Every piece is handcrafted with love in Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.A.
Claudia Amling-MacFarland was born and raised in Southern Germany. All her life she created art and has done something “arty.” She crafted, she painted, she designed her own clothes, she did mixed media painting and a lot more. After a busy Marketing career in Germany, she moved to the US, Santa Fe, New Mexico and decided to pursue her true calling. Art. After painting and mixed media she found her true passion after the moved to Santa Cruz, CA. Creating one of a kind jewelry.
This newspaper article tells you more (almost too much) about her.
Due to the unique opportunities and restrictions of the silver clay material the artist is working with, every silver piece turns out a little bit different. Even if she'd wanted to, Claudia can't create 2 pieces exactly alike! In the artist's opinion, this is the charm of working with PMC (Precious Metal Clay) and got her hooked to working with this different kind of silver/metallsmithing work. Yes, every silver piece is unique. All handcrafted by the artist with love in Santa Cruz, CA. One-of-a-kind jewelry for one-of-a-kind people.
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