The Artist

My name is Joyce Rietveld and I am a jewelry designer.  I have been a designer, in some capacity, for the last 20 years in fields as varied as video game design to landscape design and now jewelry design.  My designs are inspired by the beauty that surrounds me here in Marin which I call home. 

My work is created by slicing aluminum tubing, then filling each bezel with resin that has been colored by adding soft pastels, many of them left over from my participation in the San Rafael Italian street painting festivals for the past 10 years.  I hand form my various designs using aluminum flat wire and additional pieces of sliced tubing. Once cured I carefully wet and dry sand each piece to create a flat and hopefully flawless finish.