Carri Perani began Iridescence Jewelry in West Virginia at the end of 2007, making the transition from a job in a corporate office. Though she has not had any formal art training in jewelry design, she learns techniques from local goldsmith, Gene Conley of Touchstone Designs, in something akin to an apprenticeship. Carri tells me that she is currently studying silversmithing with Gene. (And I just need to break off for a moment to say that it makes me really happy to know that there are still apprenticeships. Apprenticing needs to come back in a big way.)
She generally works with sterling and 14k gold, but she also has a line of jewelry called the Rabbit Hole Collection which is what got me so fanatical about her jewelry that I bought two pieces right away. Carri said, "
|Gold Scalloped Earrings|
|Vintage Teapot Necklace|