Thursday, November 24, 2005

Welcome

Thank you for visiting my site.
I hope you enjoy my work as I do.

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contact and sale information please scroll down to the bottom.

Necklace “CUARZO TOVAR” 2005

Technique: Mixed, setting with ribbons and threads
Material: Quartz from the Colonia Tovar (Aragua, Venezuela);
Silver 1000; Silver 950

Ring “CUARZO TOVAR” 2005

Technique: Mixed, setting with ribbons and threads
Material: Quartz from the Colonia Tovar (Aragua, Venezuela);
Silver 950

Necklace: “MARES” 2005

Technique: Mixed, boxes, surface treatment, casting, ribbons.
Material: Coral, Nacre, Silver 950; Silver 1000

Ring: “DUO” 2005 & Ring: “GEMELOS” 2005

Technique: Setting with claws and threads
Material: Coral, African Agate, Silver 950
Technique: Casting with threads
Material: (Coralline), Silver 950

Necklace: “TRIANGULO” 2005

Technique: Mixed
Material: Granite, Silver 1000, Silver 950

Brooch: “MIKLOS” 2005

Technique: Mixed, casting with threads
Material: Shell fossil, cabochon, Silver 1000,Silver 950

Ring: “ALTA” 2005

Technique: Setting with claws and reconstruction
Material: Silver 950, Silver 800, Topaz

Entwining Bracelet: “MANUELA” 2005

Technique: Mixed
Material: Braided bronze threads with 18K plating,
nacre
Earrings: “MANUELA” 2005
Bronze and crystals

Bracelet: “TUTI” 2005

Technique: Crochet
Material: Braided nickel threads with 18K gold plating,
crystals, silk ribbons

Earrings: “TUTI” 2005

Technique: Crochet
Material: Braided nickel threads with 18K gold plating,
crystals, silk ribbons

Earrings and Brooch “REINA” 2005

Technique: Mixed Material
Flower in natural bronze and crystal

Bracelet: ”ANATE" 2005

Technique: Mixed, casting
Material: Bronze with 18K Gold plating, Nacre and Crystal







Luz Maria Charlita - metalsmith

Luz Maria Charlita de Sanz was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She graduated as an architect from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and practiced in Venezuela and Spain.

Before starting her career she felt special attraction for the small details in designing that moved her to explore more with glass, fabrics and wood; creating interesting art pieces. In Seville, Spain the richness in details of the Moorish influence reflected in architecture, object and art, determined her interest in the metal works.

Back in Venezuela she begins creating bracelets, earrings and necklaces at workshops with Urci Galleti and Christian Gramcko.

In her creations you can see the fusion of the architect and the artist, reflecting the search for harmony between techniques and nature’s elements. Using fossils, semi-precious stones and rough stones, which combined with precious metals and other noble elements, result in unique pieces with shapes and colors combining classic and modern with special sobriety. The inspiration of each piece is provided by its main element which guides her hands towards the final creation.

Luz Maria Charlita de Sanz lives in Caracas, Venezuela.
For sales and contact information: luzmariacharlita@gmail.com