Klein Line Jewelry by Paul Krzyzewski
Just do it! --that was my motto for all the enthusiasm I had for the arts while growing up. I first made sterling jewellery in Ottawa in the early 70s, then had an apprenticeship with a jewellery repair shop. In the wood medium I made several stringed musical instruments and for a time designed and made furniture.
Artistic endeavours continued with years of work in graphic arts, photography and advertising. However, the jewellery making remained the primary pastime hobby. By 1996 my \"hobby\" collection had accumulated to the point where I had to divest, and with market acceptance I decided to return full time to where I really started.
Design within the confines of jewellery means that unity, flow and balance are critical and that strength and durability must prevail.
I keep playing with simplicity as the primary theme (or at least to make the pieces appear so). The \"Edgemount\" series has perhaps been the most successful, with the floating gemstone theme. No claws-just gemstone, wire, and its enclosed space. Split bangles, the combination of a cuff bracelet and bangle, can get no simpler and are elementally \'stylish\'. Celestial Sails, the stressed (and gold-plated pieces) show volume without the weight. Continuing on that theme my latest \"Ripples\" combine volume, light weight and durability.
Paul lives on Galiano Island B.C.