Patricia Tostenson

Artist Statement
What do you do when you are feeling creative? I make jewelry. I just love taking a sheet of silver or other metal, combining it with a gemstone, add some texture, or forming it to make something beautiful. Each piece is a labor of love. I hope that when you find that special piece, that it tells the world that you are unique.

When I started to think about my retirement, I thought I would need a hobby
to fulfill my creative urge. I thought jewelry making would be fun and would not require much space. Little did I know that today, my second bedroom and my garage would be totally full with all my tools and supplies. It has. been a fun adventure. My work started with beading, on to metal clay and finally to traditional silversmith work. Today I continue to use all these techniques in various combinations. My work has been featured in BeadStyle Magazine. I have received several honorable mentions at the Marin County Fair. I currently have inventory on display at 4th Street Fine Art Gallery in Berkeley.

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