Atlanta, GA (PressExposure) February 22, 2011 -- Editorial Contact
4480-H South Cobb Dr., #247
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BARBARA GARWOOD PRESENTS MONGOLIAN STYLE JEWELRY
AT THE RED CARPET LOUNGE FOR THE ACADEMY AWARDS
An antique, but NEW sterling silver line
Barbara Garwood, designer and president of Barbara Garwood, will introduce her handmade Mongolian style filigree jewelry line to the stars at the Red Carpet Lounge for the Academy Awards. This sterling silver and 24kt gold line combines ancient Chinese and Russian filigree techniques with Western design and colorations transforming them into modern wearable art that is a fabulous accent worn with today's fashion.
Garwood personally travels to Asia to design and work with 20 crafts women. She is passionate about preserving their lifestyle and their dying art form by providing employment for them for over 18 years. Each piece is hand fashioned with tweezers where fine silver wires are shaped into flowers, butterflies and contemporary designs. Powdered enamel is painstakingly filled into the shapes and kiln fired into glass for a stunning, high gloss coloration. The technique and has been around for 1000 years similar to the Faberge egg process, and during the 1700's it was popular with the Qing Dynasty empresses. Garwood hand selects gemstones from around the world, which are set, and then a final 24kt gold or antique silver finish completes each piece that can take from 3 - 7 days to make.
This designer collection includes bracelets, earrings, unique rings, and pendants on various pearls and beads also designed by Garwood, handmade and imported from Nepal, Guatemala, and Indonesia. Every piece comes gift ready in a gold monogrammed satin pouch with an artisan card telling the story of the craft and how each purchase helps preserve the art and employs the lovely women artisans.
Currently her pieces are sold through catalogs such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Uno Alla Volta and Ross-Simons, and various museums, art galleries, boutiques, and gift stores internationally.
Typical retail price range is from $99 - $499. To view the Barbara Garwood collection, go to http://gallery.me.com/importbarb where you can see over 300 of her latest designs. You can call 770.434.7936, fax 770.434.8511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to request info by mail. Retailers should go to http://www.barbaragarwood.com to view the collection and purchase wholesale.