Larissa Graudins

Larissa Graudins has been a creative spirit since the beginning. However, she was a late bloomer when it came to seriously creating jewelry. After she earned her bachelors’ of science degree in International Business from the Rochester Institute of Technology, she decided to focus on the corporate world for a while. While working traditional office hours, she used her down time to create tiny flower earrings out of glass beads and crafting wire to help her unwind. As time progressed, she continued to create jewelry which allowed her to express herself, and she eventually felt in need of a new career path. After leaving the corporate world, she took classes at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Now she primarily works with sterling silver and semi-precious stones. Occasionally, she incorporates glass, wood, copper and 14K gold into her work. She creates pieces using the techniques of wire wrapping and metalsmithing. Most of her jewelry is inspired by her surroundings, travels, as well as the beads and stones that she finds.

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