Press Releases

Jewelry Artist Leona M Seufert’s Mixed Media Necklace Received 3rd Place Award In the 2016 Union County Senior Citizens Exhibit

Credits: Leona M Seufert

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Leona M Seufert’s entry into this year’s Union County Senior Citizens Exhibit was a mixed media necklace. Created from a variety of materials, “Byzantine Sparkle”, took 3rd place in the professional crafts category. The exhibit at the Liberty Hall Ctr./Elizabethtown Gas Co. Atrium 1085 Morris Ave., Union, NJ runs through July 12, 2016.

“Byzantine Sparkle” is made from wood, special sequin embossed paper, plastic laminate, with strung glass and silver toned beads. The large 1¾” x 3½” pendant centerpiece was inspired by Byzantine jewelry and the color of light reflecting off water. Seufert has been creating her mixed media jewelry for decades, starting in the 80’s when jewelry created from recycled materials was all the rage.

Seufert loves to experiment with new materials when designing her jewelry. She has a line of necklaces and pins that she calls “digital gems”, which are the result of using pieces of her photographed images that were manipulated in Photoshop to bring out luxurious colors, and then printed on archival paper. These small slices from the larger images form the “gem” in the center of each piece. They are framed with a unique foil paper and combined with beads and chains.

Sign Up for E-News

“My jewelry are small works of art, items one can wear close to the body, chosen for their unique statement, an object that enhances the vibes of the wearer’s personality. They are designed to be worn by a woman who is not afraid of attracting attention. She knows that everyone is looking at her when she walks into a room. That is my mission in creating these pieces:  I want the woman to wear my jewelry because it is as interesting and complex as she is!”

Seufert, who is also a digital artist, has had her artwork in numerous group and solo shows in galleries and museums in the NYC Metropolitan area. She has displayed at The Brennan Gallery in the Hudson County Justice William J. Brennan Court House, Jersey City and has exhibited in 2010 New Jersey Arts Annual juried show at the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, at the Hoboken Historical Museum, in Hoboken, NJ,  the Pearl Street Gallery in Elizabeth NJ, The Visual Arts Center of NJ in Summit, NJ, and The Kenny Art Gallery in New York City.

Visit her online gallery You can contact Seufert at 908-228-2427 or through e-mail

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Cranford H.S. Athletes of the Week: Anna Horne & Phil Marotta

April 17, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ - Due to impressive performances as goalies for varsity lacrosse, Anna Horne and Phil Marotta are Cranford High School's Athletes of the Week.

Horne, a junior, has 408 career saves. Her current total for the season is 84 saves as she helped lead the Cougars to victory in games against Montville and Governor Livingston.

"I like the team dynamic of lacrosse," ...

Video: ‘Sandwichfest’ in Westfield this Weekend Will Benefit Local Charities

April 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Sunday, from noon until 4 p.m., head to The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield to taste sandwiches from some of the area’s best-loved restaurants and vote for your favorites.

Proceeds from the event will go to Greta’s Run (benefiting people with special needs) and A Birthday Wish (benefiting children in foster care).

Participating restaurants ...

Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless Announces Fundraiser Because There’s No Place Like Home

April 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – For the thousands of children who are either homeless or living with its threat, the phrase There’s No Place Like Home has a special, poignant meaning, one the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless knows well.

On Wednesday, May 16, the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless will host its annual No Place Like Home to raise funds for its children’s ...

Cranford Police Blotter: DWI Arrest & More

April 17, 2018

The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation. All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

1. 04/10/2018 10:11 a.m.

North Avenue East and the Garden State Parkway 137 Exchange

Arrested: Manuel Ramos, 20, Newark

Arrested by: Ptl. Thomas ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, April 22, 9:00 AM

Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford

Rummage Sale

Green Home & Garden

Tue, April 24, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

The History of Hanson Park and Surrounding ...


Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

The Cranford Hotel (sponsored by Calvary Lutheran Church), Cranford

Beer & Bible

Religions And Spirituality

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse


MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

It must be election season in Garwood

April 17, 2018

It must be election season in Garwood, because we have the inevitable "spin" of Bruce Paterson making its appearance on the editorial page.  I will respond, point by point, with actual facts, to last week’s letter.  


Sara Todisco is an elected member of the so called “insider committee” elected every two years by registered Garwood Democrats ...