Annie Fensterstock trunk show is Friday, Saturday at Cogswell Gallery
If you go …
What: Annie Fensterstock trunk show.
When: Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5.
Where: Cogswell Gallery, 223 Gore Creek Drive, Vail Village.
Cost: Admission is free.
More information: Call 970-476-1769, or visit http://www.cogswellgallery.com.
VAIL — Jewelry designer Annie Fensterstock will be in Vail for a trunk show and personal appearance at Cogswell Gallery in Vail Village today and Saturday.
Fensterstock blends a mastery of ancient goldsmithing techniques with dynamic contemporary design, meticulously crafting her jewelry by hand, fabricated in the traditional materials of 18-karat and 22-karat gold and platinum. Her collections range from hammered, stacking rings and diamond engagement rings to intricately hand-woven necklaces with jewel-encrusted pendants.
Fensterstock combines innovation with tradition to create her jeweled ornaments. She employs techniques such as weaving and granulation in the style and manner of ancient goldsmiths, and though she looks to the past for inspiration and technique, Fensterstock is able to maintain a modern feel with her work.
Before mastering the craft, learning how to smolder and hand-make the fine jewelry she produces today, Fensterstock first fell in love with the craft by making an elaborate necklace for her mother’s 50th birthday. She recalls the laborious but highly satisfying process of creating the necklace, which took about a month to make.
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Since then, Fensterstock has been creating fanciful, edgy and opulent pieces. She also takes it upon herself to help others succeed in making gorgeous jewelry, mostly working with Afghan jewelry students in Jaipur. She spends time with the future jewelers as they study design, gemology, cutting, business management and more.
Fensterstock has been featured in countless magazine issues of JCK, Indesign and Inside magazine, to name a few. Learn more about the artist at http://www.anniefensterstock.com.