Gallery Marsiglia/Art in Jewelry

If you're looking for art to wear – as opposed to the kind you just hang on a wall – while cruising on Grand Avenue, Gallery Marsiglia is the place to go. The small jewelery shop and gallery is stuffed with handcrafted necklaces, bracelets, beads, accessories, and other gifts made by Gloria Marsiglia and others. Marsiglia has been a jewelry designer for more than three decades and though she's an award-winning artist, she spends a lot of her time teaching. If you're looking to get into the jewelry scene you can sign up for one of her workshops, which cover everything from the basics of wire design to the complicated art of metalsmithing and wax casting. Her designs range from sterling silver pieces to hand cut glass and gemstone art, each handcrafted and totally unique.