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Lou Zeldis Jewelry: Detailed & Enduring

Lou Zeldis LARGE STERLING SILVER & 3 GEM LOCKET

Lou Zeldis, who passed in May 2012, continues as any great artist does, by their work. His work, like his materials, is both resilient and beautiful. Through his use of materials such as stones and pebbles wrapped in sterling silver or gold, his work is a respectful appreciation of ancient and powerful raw nature. However, his work is not as simply created, as his work is still visually interesting and detailed. There is an absolute meticulous craftsmanship to the creation of the mounted or wrapped stones.

The viewer can be drawn to the powerful and striking design. His designs are uninhibited by convention, as he is not classically trained. This has produced pieces such as “lockets” that are small boxes that open, or gyroscopic pieces in black wood frames. This design, which is rooted in nature, will live long past trend.