Tuesday, September 16, 2008

For Immediate Release

Contact: Valerie A. Heck
Company Name: Silver With A Twist
Address: 3300 Whippoorwill Dr., Taneytown, MD 21787
Telephone: 443.340.5365 (cell)
Web Site: http://www.vahjewelry.com/
E-mail Address: Valerie@vahjewelry.com

Baltimore, MD (September 14, 2008) A plastic necklace designed by jewelry artist Valerie Heck of Taneytown, Md., was featured August 2-4th in the Peace & Politics Exhibit at the Pennsylvania Convention Center held by the American Made Alliance. The exhibit can still be viewed online at http://www.americanmadealliance.org/.

This piece asks us to reflect on the topsy-turvy state of our economy and our lives in these turbulent times. Reflection symbolically represents the financial woes rising prices place on modern artists through its replacement of precious stones with golden beads and a yellow bicycle reflector and the juxtaposition of plastic and pearls. Visually, the wild wisps of the black Plexiglas provide a stark representation of the winds of change driving us in unpredictable directions.

It was an entertaining departure from her jewelry designs, which are known for their lacelike and featherlight beauty. Ms. Heck has been designing, making and selling her jewelry for the past seven years, and consigns through galleries including ArtFX in Annapolis, Md., and Pristine in Taneytown, Md. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Business at Carroll Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts Jewelry at Towson University in 2005. She is currently the Jewelry Manager for a major wholesale tradeshow, the Buyers Market of American Craft.

For more information, email Valerie@vahjewelry.com or call 443-340-5365.

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