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Bethany Montana

"I've always found sentimental value in small items, whether it be an heirloom or a botanical specimen, and for this reason, I design jewelry to create a bond between a treasured object and its possessor."

Bethany Montana fuels her creativity through her passion for finding beauty in everyday objects. Montana focuses on structure and composition within her work, while paying attention to practical wearability. She can link all of her inspiration to the organic formation of elements in nature as well as the elegant, incredibly delicate features of antiques.

Montana states, "Not all designs start on a drawing board; sometimes, you just need the raw elements in your hands to be inspired." Montana's designs are constructed with many small, hand-cut sterling silver elements that are then soldered together with a steady hand. Many of her pieces are accented with 23K gold leaf and various stones for elegant embellishment.

Bethany Montana has been fabricating her own designs since her introduction to jewelry making in high school. In 2009, she graduated from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania with a BFA in sculpture and a concentration in jewelry. She has gained experience by working closely with professional artists, and has broadened her techniques through experimentation.

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Nautical Charm Necklace
Gold, Silver, Pearl & Stone Necklace

$ 860
The Queen's Cuff
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 692
For the Queen's Jewels
Silver & Stone Jewelry Boxes

$ 198 - $ 244
Sprout Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 116 - $ 430
Romantic Bee Stud Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 128 - $ 330
Lace Ear Climber Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 120
Your Highness Bracelet
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

$ 240
Sprout Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 576
Your Highness Necklace
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 1,320
Jeweled Dandelion Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 750
Lace Trimmings Cuff
Gold & Silver Bracelet

$ 290
Dandelion Cluster Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 140
Scalloped Dangle Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 190
Dandelion Cluster Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 180
Swarm Brooch
Gold & Silver Brooch

$ 280
Adorned Scales Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 290
Stardust Stud Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 130
Picking Daisies Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 190
Lace Trimmings Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 220
Lace Trimmings Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 240
Stardust Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 290
Worker Bees Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 260
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, WV, USA, 2014
Collections
Landfill Art Project, Marquis Art and Frame, Wilkesbarre, PA, USA, 2010-Present