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

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Credits: Leona M Seufert
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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.

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“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 http://studio-l.tripod.com/index.htm. You can contact Seufert at 908-228-2427 or through e-mail Studio-L@att.net.

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