Tsuga Gallery announces latest featured artist
January 31, 2019
Submitted by Dan Westlind
Working from her home in a quiet valley in Skamokawa, Becky Ledtke creates her Heavy Stone Jewelry.
Necklaces comprised of Tiger Eye, Hematite, and African Jade show off the earthy tones of those gemstones. Earrings with crystals and gemstones offer up a flair of color.
Becky said she collected and studied rocks as a hobby for years until 2003, when she decided to start designing jewelry around the beautiful rocks she had collected. Her goal was wearable art.
Starting with stones that provided a flash of bright, beautiful color like Lapis Lazuli and Amethyst, she soon added more materials to her list. Carefully selected gemstones, wood, bone and crystals provided a full compliment to her designs. Her favorite pieces are made with the earth tones that remind her of the valley she lives in. She feels like her goal has been achieved if a piece of her jewelry brings happiness to someone.
Her jewelry is available on-line at "Heavy Stone Jewelry" a Facebook page, at Tsuga Art Gallery and during the summer months at the Astoria Sunday Market.
Her jewelry will be showcased at Tsuga Gallery, 70 Main St., Cathlamet, during February and March. The Gallery will host a Valentine’s Day, Featured Artist celebration on Friday, Feb. 8, from 5-7 p.m. Stop by and check out the newest and latest jewelry from Becky. Wear a previously purchased necklace from Becky or purchase a new one at the Featured Artist Celebration and receive a free pair of crystal heart earrings.
Jerry and Becky Ledtke, along with special guest Cliff Garrison will perform a few songs for the evening entertainment. Finger food and refreshments will be provided.