Sunday, September 5, 2010


Laurel Burch - (December 31, 1945 – September 13, 2007)

The story goes that she was a self taught painter and collected junkyard metal to make her creations to sell so that she, as a single mom, could support her children.  Working out of her home, in San Francisco with a few employees, she was able to develop her business; as well as care for her children.    Later that business became known as Laurel Burch Artworks.

Laurel Burch, a designer from the early 1960's until her death in 2007, believed her jewelry was the connector to other cultures; as well as with mother earth and all living things. She said,“In our fast-paced, changing world, we need symbols that are a reminder of the ongoing world of the spirit.” Her jewelry pieces are now highly collectible, but more than that, they represent an era where stylized and modern art opened doors for creative minds like Ms. Burch.

To purchase Laurel Burch Jewelry click on this link:  Laurel Burch on Etsy by VJSE

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