Bevlynn Gallant

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Bevlynn Gallant

Bevlynn Gallant began making jewelry after college when she studied with a private jeweler in Boston. She has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a masters in teaching from UMASS.   She has enjoyed teaching classes in jewelry making using precious metal clay since 2005. Precious Metal Clay is made by combining finely ground pure silver metal with an organic binder and water which makes it pliable like clay.  When the piece has dried it is fired in a kiln to burn off the binder and sinter the metal particles together making a solid fine silver (.999) piece.  In her work she likes to experiment with new textures using natural items or making her own stamps with photopolymer plates or scribing into foam sheets and using these to stamp designs into the wet clay.  To add color to her jewelry she uses dichroic glass, cubic zirconia or beads.