Dawn Russell, BA, 1999
Environmentally Conscious Jewelry Made by Hand
Type of Business
Jewelry design and fabrication utilizing reclaimed exotic hardwoods and recycled silver and gold
Date of Operation
PO Box 165
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Description of business, organization, invention
Each piece of jewelry that I make originates from the evolutionary wonders found in nature. The experience of awe when I discover a new life form and when I see a commonplace life form revealed in a new way motivates the work. I am moved to capture and translate Nature’s visual language through jewelry, an artform that is worn close to the body.
Evergreen helped prepare me for my professional life in the following way
Evergreen provided me with a sense of cultural, social and environmental orientation. Evergreen’s metals studio gave me my first intensive exposure to applying my ideas to a disciplined metalsmithing practice. The courses supported creatively and responsibility.