As a long-time talent agent, I promoted and fostered the artistry and talents of others, but was frustrated with the lack of a creative outlet for my own personal expression. This is when I discovered metalwork.
Weaving metal perfectly marries my desire for beauty, cleanliness of design, control and simplicity. I am inspired by the raw beauty of metal, the strength that is inherent in its composition and its ability to be manipulated into alluring form. Weaving is an age-old technique that I have applied to make the most modern and contemporary jewelry designs. Building upon a constructed framework, I weave with 22k gold, fine silver and other pure metals such as palladium and platinum. I personally hand-fabricate, weave and design all of my work, generally one of a kind or limited edition pieces.
Linda Bernasconi has been a participant in some of the most prestigious juried art fairs in the United States. In 2008, she was named an emerging artist by the renowned American Craft Exposition in Evanston, Illinois. Her work has been featured in Art Jewelry Magazine, Best of America Jewelry Artists, and Metalsmith magazine.
- Linda's work can be found at select galleries and exhibitions across the country.