Monday, May 16, 2011

Lynne Merchant

  Last week I discovered that Lynne Merchant has a gallery about 2.5 hours away from my home. I wasted no time and scheduled my Saturday for a trip down to San Diego. Could there possibly be a better wire gallery or store or museum anywhere?

  I had a wonderful day viewing her work and got to touch it! And meet her!!  I also purchased a wire pin made by her:) Now aren't you jealous?  :))

  If you are going to be in the San Diego area and you love wire, don't pass up a chance to visit her gallery!

  If you don't know who Lynne Merchant is, she is the woman who taught most of the wire teachers out there today. Like Sharilyn Miller, Conne Fox, Janice Berkabile, Tracy Stanley...countless more....

  You can find Lynne on Facebook here!/pages/Lynne-Merchant/211928952152042

  On Sunday I made a simple necklace very much influenced by my trip.


  1. So happy you were able to go and meet a living icon! Your necklace is beautiful, and will always remind you of that day!!!

  2. You are one very lucky lady~~~
    Meeting someone you admire in person is a very inspiring moment. And you now have an actual piece of her
    Personally, while I admire Lynne Merchant very much, you are also on my "list" of wire artists as

  3. Fabulous.....i've always admired her work....that's awesome that you got one of her creations! Pretty necklace!

  4. Always good to meet artists who inspire you. Unusual necklace, looks symbolic? Shaking off the chains ... quite calming colour scheme.

  5. very jealous!!! I like the necklace too!
    loved the previous article as well.....
    Kim (Texas)

  6. Hi everyone! Thanks for your comments.

    Charters, I hope your right and that it is subconsciously symbolic of something good:)

    Mary, thank you so much!!

  7. Mary, How exciting to meet a legend and an inspiration to so many. I am jealous you now own one of her pieces! Your new necklace is a beauty.
    You are on my list of artists who inspire me.

  8. Love the necklace you made...and many should be jealous of me too! You gifted me one of your work -- the leaf pin I love so much! I have been meaning to ask it ok if I make a blog post about it? Hugs :-))).

  9. She is a complete idol of mine. Nothing short of fabulous.

  10. Wonderful works, very inspiring.
    Eva Maria