Usually my pieces are inspired by stories and contain some sort of meaning or symbolism.
Martinsville, IN (PRWEB) December 12, 2013
Pam Hurst, designer/owner, Pam Hurst Designs (http://www.pamhurst.com) of Martinsville, Indiana, will have her fine silver and smoky quartz Gothic Dagger Necklace worn by character Nadia Petrova (Olga Fonda) on Season 5, Episode 12 of the CW Network’s “The Vampire Diaries.” The episode is scheduled to air Thursday, January 30, 2014.
Hurst’s Gothic Dagger Necklace was selected for use on “The Vampire Diaries” by wardrobe stylist Leigh Leverett after she discovered it in a stylist gift bag presented to her by California-based The Artisan Group.
The Gothic Dagger Necklace, which is part of Hurst’s As Gifted Collection, is a fine silver medallion with an elongated smoky quartz marquis stone. The entire pendant hangs on an 18-inch rubber cord with a sterling silver clasp. Although Hurst says she did not design the necklace for a specific character, she was definitely inspired by the genre of the show and went for an ornate yet timeless look that suits the mysterious Nadia, whose origins go back to the 15th century, perfectly.
"I was with friends when I learned my Gothic Dagger necklace had been selected," remarked Pam. "We of course had a big celebratory moment. I am beyond thrilled to be able to say I designed a piece of The Vampire Diaries jewelry."
Hurst describes her jewelry designs as minimalist, with a bit of the unexpected. “Usually my pieces are inspired by stories and contain some sort of meaning or symbolism.” Her most popular pieces are her pure silver earrings, such as “Circles of Spirals” and “Flowers on Flowers.” This is because, as Hurst says, they “go with everything yet are different enough to be noticed.”
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Hurst is self-taught in jewelry making but has an industrial engineering background that provided her extensive experience in metal fabrication. She has been designing and making jewelry professionally for over 10 years and recently opened a working studio and shop at the Art Sanctuary in her hometown of Martinsville, Indiana.
As Hurst describes it, The Sanctuary is a re-purposed church and houses an art gallery and about 20 working studios for artists in different mediums. “My studio is painted in bright colors and has lots of metal working tools. It’s a space I look forward to creating in and that I think customers will enjoy too, since it will give them a chance to see what actually goes into creating my jewelry.”
Hurst has studied under Michael David Sturlin and Holly Gage, among others, and will be attending the Revere Academy of Jewelry in San Francisco in January.
To learn more about Pam Hurst Designs, contact Pam by phone or email. Become a fan on Facebook (pamhurststudios) and follow the company on Twitter (@sPamHurstDesigns)
Shop Pam Hurst Designs at pamhurst.com; the Art Sanctuary and Heartland Holidays in Martinsville, IN; Ferrer Gallery in Nashville, IN and Details Gift Store in Indianapolis, IN.
For more information about The Artisan Group, visit theartisangroup.org.
ABOUT PAM HURST DESIGNS
Pam Hurst is an artisan jewelry designer and the owner of Pam Hurst Designs (http://www.pamhurst.com). She loves to learn and create jewelry in many media but works primarily in sterling silver and glass, with accents in natural stones and gemstones. She also creates glass beads using lamp work techniques.
Pam is Level 1 certified in precious metal clay and has taken classes with some of the best teachers in the field.