Chrissy Cook and Marsha Dreibelbis in the Jewelry Gallery
Marsha Dreibelbis Biography: Marsha Dreibelbis is a native of State College, Pennsylvania, with fond childhood memories of hours spent at the dining room table on creative endeavors. Her most vivid classroom recollections surround art, and in particular working with clay slabs to create blue heart design mugs and a woodland themed box that are still proudly sitting on her moms display shelf. After studying at the University of Pittsburgh, and working as an environmental scientist in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Marsha felt the need to return home to Happy Valley. Upon arrival she rediscovered her love for art and created Red Garnet Studio. Her current activities include jewelry, pottery and mixed media designs utilizing beach finds.
Marsha Dreibelbis Artist Statement: I love working with my hands and I’m inspired by natural materials such as gemstones, metals, botanicals and clay. There is something very soothing about touching these raw elements and creating something personal from them. When I work, I’m able to detach myself from thoughts of daily tasks, and let my mind roam free.
Description of Marsha's Work: Vintage bohemian style wire-wrapped jewelry featuring rustic oxidized brass and Czech art glass. The collection is designed for mixing and matching, as well as layering with other pieces. Long beaded necklaces can be worn as a single strand or doubled for a layered look. Earrings are available with simple hook earwires or vintage style leverbacks. Sweater clips are featured as a fun accessory to clip onto cardigans, collars and shawls. The jewelry leans towards simplicity in order to highlight the beauty of the art glass beads.
Jewelry Gallery - 2nd FloorFridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment