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Pamela Slaughenhaupt

wire wrapped jewelry


I have been painting, sculpting and enjoying watercolors and acrylics since high school. In 2009 I began experimenting with sculpting clay into organic shapes, and applying various glazes and hand painted finishes.  I discovered that adding wire as a decorative wrap created a dramatic combination of earthiness and elegance in a very durable piece of unique organic jewelry.  

Thus, the STUDIO PAMELA line “Leaves” was born.  

In September 2010,  I opened STUDIO PAMELA and began participating in art shows throughout the Midwest.  My jewelry was available in boutiques in Illinois and Wisconsin.  Since then, my techniques have evolved to include acid etching, flame painting and torch enameling on copper. Plus I love collecting crystals and sea glass and I “wire wrap” with copper, silver and brass.  In 2015 I retired to Fort Myers and immediately began collecting local shells which are simply beautiful when decoratively wrapped with wire sculpture.  

While my work involves a variety of materials and techniques, the one constant is my wire wrapping sculpture that is applied

to each piece of jewelry.

B. S. Business Administration, College of Charleston, S.C.  

 Focus on Art and History of Architecture

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