Artwork by Southwest Washington and Oregon artists.

September 2021 Featured Artist

Visit the gallery during September to view our featured artist, Kandyse Whitney with her chainmaille jewelry and quilled paper and “Look into our Forest” display of Gallery Artists.

Kandyse Whitney – Jewelry and Paper Art

portrait of artist

Kandyse Whiney

From glass to paper to metal, my work is always evolving and reflects my passion for always learning new techniques.

After working with glass since the early 90s, I began making quilled paper art in 2018.  Quilled paper art (also known as paper filigree) is an art form that involves the use of narrow strips of paper that are rolled, looped, curled, twisted, pinched, bent, folded, or otherwise manipulated to create various shapes.  This art form is traceable to the 15th century, possibly as early as the 13th or 14th century.

More recently, I have been exploring chainmaille techniques to handweave metal rings into intricate patterns.  Chainmaille is an early form of metal armour believed to have been invented by the Celts in 300-500AD.  In my modern use of the art form, I accent my weaves with paper beads (also made by me!), glass beads, and other items.   Some charms have been repurposed from their intended use.

necklace and earrings

Mixed Amber necklace and earrings

 

Charm Bee Earrings

Charm Bee Earrings

blue and green necklace and earrings

Cobalt Blue and Lime
Earrings and Necklace

patriotic color necklace and earrings

Red, White and Blue
Necklace and Earrings

chainmaille jewelry

Rainbow Chainmaille earrings and necklace

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