Handmade jewelry on display at artist's first show


February 13, 2020

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Taylen Reed with some of her handmade jewelry that was on display on Friday at FireLight Gallery & Framing.

Taylen Reed has been making jewelry out of copper and sterling silver for the past two years, but it wasn't until she bought a heart-shaped disc cutter that she finally decided to host her first art show at FireLight Gallery & Framing on Friday.

Armed with her disc cutter, Reed set out to hand make an extensive Valentine's Day collection that focused on necklaces and earrings. Reed had over 220 pieces on display and for sale. The pieces are also meticulously wrapped in wire.

"It's nice with wire wrapping, because sometimes it's forgiving, and every time I mess up, I can learn something...

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