Jewelry artist Tess Backhus shows new work at Asian Village in Edwards |

Jewelry artist Tess Backhus shows new work at Asian Village in Edwards

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Jewelry artist Tess Backhus will be in residence at Asian Village in the Riverwalk at Edwards from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

"As I prepare for my upcoming jewelry show at Asian Village, Monday, through Thursday, I look forward to seeing old friends and new," Backhus said "Bringing together color, texture, history and good energy in wearable art is exciting in itself. Even more gratifying is meeting the person who is meant to have my pieces."

Backhus has shown her new collections twice a year at Asian Village for more than a decade. Her work has expanded into several collections: "Ancient Ones," "Earth's Palette" and "Petites and Pearls."

"Diverse cultures have incorporated these adornments for centuries, connecting beliefs, traditions and family histories," she said. "I've read much about how ancient techniques have evolved, reinforcing my belief that jewelry expresses something deep within all of us."

'Magical aspects of color'

Backhus said she now understands that this is what moved her to collect and create from the beginning.

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"I recently read an article about the magical aspects of color and how it triggers emotional and energetic responses," she said. "As I enter my studio each day, I focus and select a series of stones and materials that reinforce this theory.

"I am continually grateful to combine my love of nature, harmony and style into a passion that feeds my soul and brings joy to others."

Call Asian Village at 970-926-6188 for further information about the show, or visit

If you go …

What: Artist Tess Backhus in residence.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 11, to Thursday, July 14.

Where: Asian Village, 280 Main St., Quartz No. 101, Riverwalk at Edwards.

Cost: Admission is free.

More information: Call 970-926-6188, or visit