Beth Solomon graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the “Program in Artisanry”in 1982. She majored in metals, which included sculpture and jewelry design. After graduating she designed for a jewelry company called “Robert International.”
In 1985 Beth started her own jewelry business called “Innovations,which is now exclusively under the name “Beth Solomon.” Photos of her work have been used in various publications including magazines such as Lapidary Journal, show promotional collateral, banners and local newspaper articles. Beth has participated in some of the top craft shows in the country which include The Smithsonian Craft Show, American Craft Council show in Baltimore, MD, Crafts American Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival, just to name a few. She has been invited into gallery shows at Taboo Studio in San Diego, CA, Denovo Fine Contemporary Jewelry in Paulo Alto, CA and Shaw Jewelry store in Maine.
Beth was also a jewelry instructor at the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, MA during the years 2003-2009.
“My jewelry is all hand fabricated. I use sterling silver, 18K and 22K yellow gold combinations. Most of my work is one of a kind or limited edition. I use stones that are hand cut into my shapes, white diamonds and pearls. The work is textured with found objects using a rolling mill and shaped with hammers and various forming tools. I fuse segments of my jewelry to create color, depth, texture and diversity by using recycled 18k and 22k yellow gold combinations. The pieces are oxidized, sandblasted and accented with small areas of high polished surfaces. My inspirations are found mainly in my surroundings with nature as a major component. The budding of new growth in the spring and the dried out skeletal foliage of winter provide a continuous source of ideas for my work, which has been described as “bold, graphic and edgy.”The woods in which I walk my two dogs are an endless source of texture, form and shades of light and dark. Architectural forms also play a role in my design concepts.”