Welcome to SASilkGems Studio, a collection of wearable art created for you by a local silk artist from Vallejo, CA.
About 32 years ago I experimented with the 'French Gutta Serti' technique and found my niche. My journey as a silk artist has been full of wonder and adventure, and I am still on a quest to unearth the many secrets of this enchantingly divine art.
The artist in me finds the stark and lustrous surface of the beautiful silk fabric hard to resist. The rest that follows is of course pure magic, and soon another scarf will be added to the 'Flower of the Month ~ an abstract series'. The abstract series has been created without using gutta or resist, this allows the dyes to travel freely across the silk and the results surprise and excite me every time.
The scarf is cured for a couple of days and is then steamed for 3 - 4 hours. The process of curing, steaming and relaxing takes about 5 days. The scarf is later washed repeatedly until the water is clear of any remaining dyes. Ironing immediately brings out the inherent luster of the silk.
These scarves are original, one of a kind and will never be repeated.
At present, I am working on a collection of scarves using the 'Gutta-Serti' technique - which allows more control over the dyes and details. As this technique is very complex and elaborate the series is going to take a while to complete. The good news is that as soon as a scarf is completed it will be added to the website. These scarves will be part of 'The Flower of the Month Series'.
The Gallery also showcases some of my work incorporating the 'Gutta Serti' technique.
'Gems of the Month ~ an abstract series' is a jewelry collection that ties in with the 'Flower of the Month Series', a perfect complement to the silk scarves.
I am also working on a collection of hand-painted jewelry 'Gems of the Month ~ Flower Art Series'. Be on the lookout for some more fabulousness!