Sometimes, I’m really lucky. I occasionally happen upon an artist whose work is largely unknown, but should be! And, that’s definitely the case with the talented glass artist Michele Palenik of Purple Cloud Studio.
I was first introduced to Purple Cloud Studio back in 2009. Michele had been creating commissioned pieces for the Odyssey Marine Research Company (OMRC is an amazing group of people who seek to bring to light the essence of world history through shipwreck research and recovery). Michele’s unique work was commissioned as part of an OMRC Pirate Event in Walt Disneyworld. Since I’m an amateur treasure hunter myself, I was immediately intrigued!
Michele’s pieces are truly wearable art and are made with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Her 20+ years of experience provide a solid foundation of engineering and functional design skills, but Michele also has incredible creativity and whimsy — she utilizes everything from brilliantly hued glass, intricately sculpted PMC silver, gold, semi-precious gems, and luminous pearls to hand crafted Asian papers, silk, bone, and leather in her work.
Now, you can own a Purple Cloud Studio original by Michele! This piece is meticulously crafted from fine silver capturing brilliant, fused glass. A Dichroic ring dangles at the bottom. The neck piece is synthetic ultra-suede in black on a springy wire (so it holds on by itself) and the ends are American Artglass cane beads. This piece retails for $110.
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