Jewelry & Metal Art By Guild Members Jewelry & Metal Art By Guild Members

Guild artists approach these decorative arts in very different ways. Some use a variety of recycled materials to create beautiful jewelry, some focus on creating stunning pieces with unique combinations of beads, and some use metals to create unusual useful objects from jewelry boxes to tabletops and wall pieces.

Mary Reynolds

Mary Reynolds is a Southwest Oregon artist living in the scenic Illinois River Valley. She developed a thrill for beads and beading over years of hobby craft. Looking for her niche, she tried working with all types of beads and techniques. In the process, she developed a passion for freeform peyote stitch art made of glass seed beads, into which she incorporates locally crafted handmade art glass beads. Her use of color and embellishment with unique glass, metal, pearls and even shell beads makes each item -- whether jewelry, sculpture or wall art -- a masterpiece.

In addition, Mary became fascinated with the endless patterns used in traditional quilting. She created a series of miniature beaded quilts, each displayed in a shadowbox to enjoy as wall art.

You will discover something new each time you admire your one-of-a-kind piece of Elegant Bug art by Mary Reynolds.

Class held 2014 Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans

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Our Workshops & Classes

Joyful camaraderie comes with learning and working together on something you love. Our art classes and workshops bring together artists and community members to create in a variety of media. Watch our calendar.

Our Teachers

The Guild’s art workshops and classes are taught either by Guild members, who are practicing artists in their field, or by visiting Master Artists, who are regionally or nationally recognized for excellence in their disciplines. Classes in the business of art are taught by professional artists and educators who have achieved economic success in the arts.