SHELLEY HERMAN is a visual artist whose large color field paintings are in collections all over North America. She studied painting and sculpture at Bennington College, and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. With her background in color and form, designing jewelry came easily to her. She has been creating unique pieces since 2003. Shelley starts with a color idea, adding elements as she proceeds with each design. She aims to find unusual combinations of stones ~ choosing them for both their colors and textures. Experimentation and variation are part of the development of each piece. Keeping the designs simple emphasizes the beauty of the stones. Shelley's goal is to make each necklace a piece of wearable art, which the collector will enjoy for many years to come.