I am honored to highlight our 17th artist(s) for the Silhouette art show. The jewelry these three women make is outstanding and so beautiful. Please mark your calendars for October 3, 2015 at Queens University Sports Complex in Charlotte NC…you don’t want to miss all of these artists!
6 Hands Studio LLC is a creative collaboration between Laura Dahl, Cheryl DeSellier and Cheryl Lecroy.
Founded in 2013 in Easley, South Carolina, 6 Hands Studio takes advantage of collectively over 3o years designing and creating custom jewelry. Textural designs in sterling silver and mixed metals primarily incorporate our original images of botanical, nature and equine themes. Our success is built on the premise that sharing ideas and skills multiplies creativity. We are gardeners, epicureans, naturalists, horse and animal enthusiasts. Together we imagine, develop and create
our own unique and original works. All of this plus a deep respect for each other and a true joy of spending time
together creates a uniquely creative work environment. Their website is: www.6handsstudio.com
Laura Dahl: A naturalist by nature and education, I am fascinated by the many ways art and science intersect. The connections occur visually, through themes and textures and physically, through the processes that transform raw materials and visions. For me, the creative process is in the exploration of what works, aesthetically and physically. I am often inspired by objects and textures found in the garden, beach and forest. My background includes 20 years as a studio jeweler and teacher. Being a fiber artist, forester and farmer provides the textural threads of my perspective. I have spent most of my life nurturing animals, plants and kids. I raise mushrooms and am passionate about gardening and can often be found in the company of my horses, dogs and cats.
Cheryl DeSellier: A graphic designer by profession and a jeweler by choice is a combination that has allowed me to create many of the custom patterns used in our designs. Many of these designs and patterns are found in the environment that surrounds us and reformatted into attractive and sometimes abstract, patterns. I began riding horses at the age of nine, focusing more on dressage as an adult. For several years I owned a tack shop and noticed the selection of equine-related jewelry was rather limited. That idea stuck in my head until the same conclusion was realized by others namely, Laura Dahl and Cheryl Lecroy. Thus, the birth of 6 Hands Studio came to be.
Cheryl Lecroy: In 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through chemotherapy and radiation. To keep my mind active and engaged while taking chemo, I started making jewelry during each 5 hour chemo treatment. At the end of 6 treatments I had 6 finished pieces of jewelry called my “triumph jewels.” I used this time to explore jewelry fabrication and found that it brought me great joy. I am now thrilled to be a co-owner in 6 Hands Studio. My experience in marketing, design, and sales is a plus and I bring excitement of exploration and playfulness to the design element of 6 Hands Studio work. My journey with cancer has completely transformed my life and in addition to 6 Hands Studio, I also provide cancer coaching to help other cancer survivors with diet, nutrition and wellness.