jewellery, wire wrapping, bead stringing, photo art
After a career of 25 years in teaching, marketing, tourism & management, Valerie left the corporate world to develop her creative side through her original handcrafted jewellery and home décor designs. Her inspiration came from a life-long fascination with beautiful gems, natural stones and objects that can accessorize and enhance.
In 2007, Valerie formed her business, Marival Designs – Handcrafted Originals. Valerie’s jewellery design methods consist of wire wrapping, wire weaving, stringing, sewing or forming altered art pieces. Finishes include sterling silver, 14 K gold, vermeil gold, 24K gold or sterling overlay plate on brass, antiqued metals and copper.
You can see a Marival Designs original piece at selected arts & crafts shows, or at retail locations like the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Theatre Stores.
Valerie can be seen at the Paris Grand Clubhouse Holiday location this year.