About the Artist
Born in 1962 in Gdansk, Poland, Marlena Winiarska started her artistic career as a child, attending music school where she learned to play the piano.
Marlena moved to the US in 1982, choosing Arizona is her new home. As a self taught Silver Smith, during the 1990’s Marlena began designing and handcrafting her first jewelry pieces. Fascinated with turquoise, the Native American Heritage, and the many natural stones of the Southwest, Marlena began taking trips to local mines to examine and learn about local gemstones.
Using her own style she began to blend these ancient natural stones with modern European contemporary design, creating a unique brand of truly one of a kind custom handcrafted jewelry.
Over the years pearls became her favorite gemstone to work with. This very feminine stone became her trademark, combined with her belief that “ There is nothing more beautiful than the glow and luster of a AAA pearl to compliment any skin tone and complexion”.
Using only natural, organic stones, each with its own healing properties and vibrations, combined with metals like sterling silver and gold, her pieces are valuable, durable and timeless, and can be worn every day with formal or casual dress. Her many repeat customers are a testament to her dedication and commitment to satisfaction. She works one on one with each customer, custom fitting every piece to fit their preference and individual sense of style.
Her motto is “Jewelry that is not designed to fit in, it is designed to stand out, so dear to wear!!!”
Marlena’s work can be found in Museum Gift Shops, Boutiques and Art Galleries throughout the United States and abroad.
Please come to our next show and see why everyone is talking about her beautiful, unique and creative designs.
To schedule a trunk show or for a purchase, please contact Marlena directly by email or by phone.