Art has always played an important part in my life. The stones I work with have their own identity. My goal is to enhance each stone’s beauty within the piece of jewelry. I am gratified by the emotional connections my pieces evoke and the unique bond formed by creating timeless pieces that I hope will be passed on to the next generation. It is my hope that these pieces will accent each person’s own individuality and appreciation for our earth’s elements.
My jewelry is created only with sterling silver, fine silver or 14 kt gold, designed with unusual stones and gemstones. I seek out unique stones from around the world and have been very fortunate in meeting excellent rock hunters and stone-cutters. Each one of a kind piece is fabricated. The process begins with the silver/gold sheet and wire, which is then formed, cut, and soldered into the final design. In forming the metal, various types of tools are used, such as hammers, rolling mills, chisels, and my hands. I also like to create movement and different types of surface finishes on the metal to highlight the piece and the stone it holds. Each piece is signed “M. Frayseth” on the back.
****Most recently I have been working with Delft Sand to create cast pieces from natural elements.
Marcy grew up in Petoskey, Michigan with the shores of the Great Lakes as her backdrop. As a young person, she experimented with different types of medium, primarily working with watercolors. As her experience grew, she was drawn to the intricacies of metalsmithing. Designing and crafting jewelry has become her avenue of expression for over twenty years. Her work has been on exhibit at the John Michael Kohler Art Center -Triennial Eight Counties Exhibition and won awards at fine art shows in the Midwest.