Juan Reyes - Lily of the Valley Brooch
Artist: Juan Reyes
Materials: sterling silver, citrine
Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 5"
Artist Statement: I hike almost 3 times a week. The beautiful floral design on the piece of fabric I received reminded me of the avalanche of lilies found at the foothills of the mountains where I often hike. To be in contact with nature as much as possible was my inspiration for my floral brooch.
Artist Bio: Juan Reyes was born in Mexico City to a family of jewelers. It wasn’t until many years later however, that he discovered his passion for making jewelry in a class at North Seattle College in 1993. Juan has been a professional massage therapist since 2004, but has continued making jewelry and teaches casting, fabrication and other techniques in the studio at Danaca Design. His organic designs are inspired by flora and fauna.