Lucky winner will be able to select any necklace, up to $75, from the Cocoon Jewelry line.
“Melding a classic process with a modern touch rejuvenates my soul. When I work with glass to transform it into art I feel like I am stepping into a cocoon – a haven for nurturing and transformation. It makes me happy to share this haven with others in the form of a tangible creation.” San Diego artist, Suzanne Balestri, specializes in creating stunning designs in glass. Her jewelry and accessories for men and women as well as her contemporary functional art pieces for the home, bring a refined and modern expression to an Ancient Egyptian art form. In the process of glass fusion, Suzanne creates her designs with layers of glass that are meticulously cut, arranged, and kiln-fired at 1475 degrees to fuse into one piece. Each piece is cold-worked (finished outside the kiln) until she is satisfied with the design. Her background in Interior Design gives her a keen eye in creating combinations of bold colors in striking arrangements. Suzanne attributes the graceful sophistication of her art to her regular practice of yoga.