As an adult --- miles and miles away from my childhood home in Morristown, New Jersey -- I still find that I gaze at the moon and stars with a sense of childlike wonder. Space, like the ocean, still feels vast. Full of curiosity…especially when I consider that Wilbur & Orville’s First Flight in 1903 was merely a dozen or so miles from where I now live…how is it possible that in 66 short years we flew to the MOON?
Chris Bales eye and affinity for working with gemstones sets her work apart from others. Having a keen eye for stones -- envisioning one with another and creating unexpected combinations -- is a hallmark for her bracelets and necklaces. Beyond statement pieces, Chris’ works capture the essence of the beach…a seahorse, a mermaid…perhaps a collection of stones shimmering like the ocean blue.