Artists

Heather Thornton – Patina Queen

ABOUT ME – Heather

I’ve spent over a decade now, gently manipulating raw copper, brass and silver in an attempt to re-create some of Mother Nature’s handiwork I’m so inspired by.  Like all artists, my work is constantly evolving.  I’m currently smitten with molten silver, mixed metals and crocheting.  An unexpected surprise has been the overwhelmingly positive response from my newest jewelry collection.  I’m truly touched!  Below is a thank you note a customer shared with me recently.  She had purchased a necklace for her childhood best friend. Her friend wrote…

“I have gotten so many compliments on my beautiful necklace and it always gives me the opportunity for me to tell the story of our friendship.  What a blessing!”

My jewelry designs and supply line have been featured in numerous books and magazine publications such as Creative Jewelry, Stringing, BeadStyle and 101 Bracelets, Necklaces, and Earrings.  I’ve also been fortunate enough to have sold my jewelry to costume designers and seen it worn by celebrities on tv and film. 

 

Amy Grant – Art In Bloom – Gallery Deenie Dowell – Mosaics Unleashed – Mosaics Jill Jackson – SeaSpray Watercolors Soul Anchor – Adelia Spivey SuSue Studio – Sue Konkol Needle & Thread Studio – Marianne Donohue Bitsy Crawford – 2 Chicks With Scents Cabin Girl Designs Taylor Monroe – TayTangle Designs Karen Mason – The Glass Garden Heather Baldwin – Heather Leigh Designs June Druchunas & Lois Wallace – Victorian Magpie Hannah Lee – An American Metalsmith Lauren Rogers – Lauren Rogers Ceramics Doug Dupuis – Decaying Dougs Photos Heather Thornton – Patina Queen Jeffrey Karnes Photography The ArtWorks at Wilmington Jennifer Gaydos & James Harrington – CharmedbyU Emily Parker – Jewelry Metalsmith Kristen Dorsey – LaLoba Donnah Haisley – Hootie Brown Designs Holly Scott – Ocean Fired Studio Pottery Lisa Chandler – LC Quilled Pendant Design Sara Toothman – Cosmic Art By Sara Linda Flynn – Linda Flynn Art James Steele – Jim’s Wood Art Jameka Purdie – Alter Ego Designs Marlene McDonald – Marlene McDonald, Inc. Dalanee Bianchi – Artisan Clay Flowers Cameron Johnson – CJ’s Sea Shop Kristi Carter – KC Design Debi Lancaster – D Lancaster Art Lori King – Glass Designs by Lori King Christopher Diaz-Raluco Notion Tracey Walton – Tracey Lenn’s Studio Laura Kalina – Mossy Fox Studio Jennifer DeMary – Kritter Couture & More Emily Walter – Walter Pottery Kristy McKnight – JK Castaway Jenn Maksymiak – JEMS of the SEA Scott Seifer – Woodcraft by Scott Diana Welte – By The Beach Studio Beth Carroll – Art By Beth Carroll Jonathon Hendershott – Surfboard Tables & More Jessica Miller – THINKBIG DESIGNS Seaside Crafts & More – Larry Honaker Peter Beckley – Coastal Focus Art Lauren Jones – Home Body Field Goods Jody Tucker – Jodylou Creations Kelly Smith – Botanic Synergy LLC Nancy Sandy – Sandy Studio Jodi Vilcans – Pixanoodle Sally Jo Eagon – Seaweaves