Linda Bernasconi
Bernasconi Design
Artist Biography and Statement

As a long-time talent agent, I promoted and fostered the artistry and talents of others, but was frustrated with the lack of a creative outlet for my own personal expression. This is when I discovered metalwork.

Weaving metal perfectly marries my desire for beauty, cleanliness of design, control and simplicity. I am inspired by the raw beauty of metal, the strength that is inherent in its composition and its ability to be manipulated into alluring form. Weaving is an age-old technique that I have applied to make the most modern and contemporary jewelry designs.  Building upon a constructed framework, I weave with 22k gold, fine silver and other pure metals such as palladium and platinum. I personally hand-fabricate, weave and design all of my work, generally one of a kind or limited edition pieces. 

I have been a participant in some of the most prestigious shows in the country and in 2008, was named an emerging artist by the American Craft Exposition. My jewelry has been featured in Art Jewelry Magazine, The Artful Home Catalog, Best of America Jewelry Artists and at select galleries and exhibitions.