Wendy Miller, owner of Crystal Creations, has always been an energetic and creative person who likes to keep busy. Today, not only does she do hairdressing and work at Clifton Springs Hospital, but she also creates stunning jewelry pieces of gemstones, pearls, crystals, semi-precious stones and woven wire.
“Each of my pieces takes at least 15 feet of wire to create the handwoven chains. On some of the pieces, I weave as many as 300 crystals into the chain design. You can imagine how long that takes!” she laughed.
Many of her pieces also incorporate pearls that she buys from China and Malaysia.
“The new pieces that I’m adding to my line this year have mother of pearl coins as their centerpiece, and they are really lovely. ”
When Wendy creates a piece, she selects the gemstone she wants to use and then works her magic around the stone, using it as the centerpiece. She selects the wire color, the crystals, pearls and other adornments based on the color, shape and size of the gemstone. Many of her pieces have a magical aura of the Renaissance about them.
“When I go to the festival, my stepdaughter often comes with me. She makes children’s crystal name bracelets onsite, often customizing the bracelets for each child. The kids and parents love it! ”
Be sure to stop by Wendy’s Crystal Creations at the Canandaigua Art & Music Festival where her jewelry is affordable, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind works of art.