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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait… Like the New Season of Ayala Bar!

Even though some may say that patience is a virtue, we think you’ve been patient enough! At long last, the Spring/Summer 2017 line of Ayala Bar jewelry is here, and it’s stunning! With brilliant aquas, gorgeous greens, scrumptious raspberries, versatile neutrals and more, these new pieces are magnificent.

Bold statement pieces pair with soft, feminine style for a look that is unforgettable, or choose a small delicate piece to accent your outfit.  Intricate beadwork, fiber, faceted glass and decorative papers are the hallmark of this talented jewelry designer. Many of this season’s color ways are titled to echo exotic flora, like Alchemilla, Dianella and Hellebore and feature vibrant hues and fresh combinations. The ecclectic Essentia Collection ranges from earthy rust and olive fabric, thread and yes, even zipper components to vivid turquoise and strawberry. New this season is the addition of fiber-covered chains on select necklaces and bracelets. You just have to see these beauties in person!

Ayala Bar’s keen eye for detail was honed while working as a costume designer in Israel. A self-confessed bead collector, she is equally excited by the possibilities presented through her chosen materials as she is by everyday occurrences like a walk to her studio through a fruit market. Influences of color, smell, sound and memory all combine to spark this prolific artist’s limited edition creations.

Try one or try them all, but you won’t want to wait to see these gorgeous new jewelry designs as they are already flying out the door! And, once this season is finished in a few short months, they won’t be available any longer. You can preview a selection of Ayala Bar’s work on our website, but there are soooo more and they are soooo much prettier in person! So, don’t delay and plan your visit to Chemers Gallery today!

Chemers Gallery New Art – January / February 2017

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New ART

Amanda Fish
Kay Flierl
Melissa Graves Brown
Pete Roberts
John Sawyer
 Susan Weinstein

New CRAFT

Maria Counts
Mary Hammond
Maruca Design

New JEWELRY

Ayala Bar
Barbara Lanci
Monique Selwitz

The Wonderful World of Ayala Bar

Good things come to those who wait…and you’ve waited long enough for the newest season of Ayala Bar jewelry! It’s HERE! We say this every time, but this season is her best one yet!

Ayala Bar Fall/Winter 2016 collection

This talented Israeli artist is working constantly to craft a jewelry line that is at once dramatic and playful, elevating the ordinary by pairing color, texture and shape in unexpected ways. Every six months, she unveils an entirely new selection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more in a multitude of colors and designs. Can you believe that Ayala composes over 200 new pieces for each new collection?! What a master of creativity!

Ayala Bar Bohemia 2016 Fall Winter Collection

And, as if creating 200 new designs weren’t enough, Ayala has introduced a line of double-sided necklaces and bracelets! We’d love to show you, but we sold them all before we could take any pictures. Oops. We have more arriving in a couple of weeks.

Ayala’s color compositions are always on point. With names like Aurora, Bohemia and Dark Forest, every color collection evokes the magic of traveling to exotic lands. Rich greens, blues and gold shimmer like the late afternoon sun on a pool of water, while plum, fuchsia and bronze blend like a prismatic tapestry.

Ayala Bar Amaryllis 2016 Fall Winter Collection

Crafted in fabric, metal, beads, faceted glass and mineral stones, Ayala Bar’s creations are wonderful, wearable mico mosaics. Her work ranges from bold statements to subtle everyday sparkle. Every adornment is effortlessly stylish. Whatever your passion, you’re sure to find one of Ayala’s stunning limited edition pieces that will take your breath away.

New Art at Chemers Gallery, June 2016

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New ART

Bonnie Holmes
Bonnie Holmes contemporary seascape oil painting
Colleen Premer
Colleen Premer woodblock print
Emily Van Horn
Emily Van Horn contemporary acrylic abstract painting
Jie Zhou
Jie Zhou European Paris traditional oil painting

New JEWELRY

Anna Balkan
Anna Balkan gemstone earrings gold fill
Michelene Berkey
Michelene Berkey silver jewelry
Lina
Lina semi precious gemstone jewelry wire wrap
Laurette O’Neil
Laurette O'Neil contemporary silver jewelry
Sugatha Roeder
Sugatha Roeder gold fill and gemstone jewelry
 Carolyn Van Hosen
Carolyn Van Hosen vintage jewelry

New CRAFT

Maria Counts
Maria Counts ceramics
Mary Hammond
Mary Hammond sewn textile wall hanging
Lisa Mertins
Lisa Mertins ceramics
Georg Palmer
Georg Palmer dyed wool scarf eco dye natural dye
Carrie Schmitt

Carrie Schmitt hand painted yoga mat

Hand-painted yoga mats!

 Lilia Venier
Lilia Venier ceramics

New Art at Chemers Gallery, February/March

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New ART

Diana Stetson
Diana Stetson mixed media monotype print

New JEWELRY

Kozakh
Kozakh handmade jewelry
Yed Omi
Yed Omi handmade jewelry

New CRAFT

Maria Counts
Maria Counts ceramics
Robert Held
Robert Held glass paperweight
Susan Horton
Susan Horton woven scarf
Seeka
Seeka Mezuzah
Spiritiles by Houston Llew
Spiritile by Houston Llew

New Art at Chemers Gallery, December/January

So many new treasures to share with you! Click the artist’s name or picture for more.

New ART

Nick Capaci
Nick Capaci encaustic mixed media
Deborah Harold
Deborah Harold contemporary figurative, oil painting
John Maxon
John Maxon contemporary landscape, oil painting
Shannon Richardson
Shannon Richardson contemporary figurative, oil painting
April Raber
April Raber local art, southern California landscape

New JEWELRY

Michelene Berkey
Michelene Berkey silver and gemstone jewelry
Joanna Craft
Joanna Craft sterling silver jewelry
Kozakh
Kozakh minimalist jewelry
J.C. Milner
JC Milner jewelry, resin and sterling jewelry
Elizabeth Nadler
Elizabeth Nadler Spirited Muse beaded jewelry
Laurette O’Neil
Laurette O'Neil sterling jewelry
Monique Selwitz
Monique Selwitz silver and gemstone jewerly

New CRAFT

Maria Counts
Maria Counts ceramic kimono
Dale Ferguson
Dale Ferguson ceramic lidded jar
Mary Hammond
Mary Hammond textile scarf fiber art
Leona Hawks
Leona Hawks fused glass tray
Hokanson Dix
Hokanson Dix glass
Susan Horton
Susan Horton woven scarf, weaving
Elaine Hyde
Elaine Hyde glass
David Van Noppen
David Van Noppen glass

New Art at Chemers Gallery, October 2015

Nov. 16 – We’re so busy right now that we haven’t had a chance to update all of our new art since our last post! Come in to see the latest art, jewelry and craft in person! 

Click on the names or pictures below to see more work from these talented artists!

New ART

Lorraine Bubar
Lorraine Bubar papercut
Dana Cooper
Dana Cooper contemporary figurative painting
Deborah Harold
Deborah Harold contemporary landscape painting
Kristina Swarner
Kristina Swarner mixed media print
Ouida Touchon
Ouida Touchon woodcut and chine colle print
Jim Wodark
Jim Wodark traditional landscape painting

New JEWELRY

Ayala Bar
Ayala Bar Winter 2015 Collection
Harlow
Harlow jewelry

New CRAFT

Maria Counts
CM716

The Amazing Ayala Bar!

Ayala Bar Fall Winter 2015

In typical dramatic flair, Ayala Bar has unveiled her newest line of limited edition necklaces, earrings and bracelets and we couldn’t be ore excited! Every 6 months, we anxiously await the change of the seasons to see what this talented Israeli designer has created. The Fall/Winter collection is here and wow, it’s a stunner!

Ayala began creating what would become her signature jewelry style in the 1980’s. Although she studied art, her education didn’t include metalsmithing or jewelry design. Instead she taught herself the art of “matchmaking” and began creating wearable collages that were reminiscent of Byzantine mosaics. As time went on, Ayala’s style evolved to incorporate seasonal colors and fashion influences.

Still Waters necklace by Ayala Bar

Still Waters necklace by Ayala Bar

The artist’s primary source of inspiration stems from the unorthodox materials she uses. Ayala is a pro at using unexpected materials and pairing them in unique ways! Everything from beads, mineral stones and crushed glass to fall leaves, wood and fabrics from around the world finds a home in her glimmering, shimmering creations.

Ocean Blue bracelet by Ayala Bar

Ocean Blue bracelet by Ayala Bar

Colors this season capture the playful rays of late summer sun, the shift and shortening of days into autumn and the richness and glitz of early winter. Teal pairs effortlessly with turquoise and purple in the Aqua collection. Rich bronze, plum and gold shimmer together in the Ocean Blue color way. Motifs of flowers, leaves and pure pattern feature under cut glass and merge with Ayala’s other materials to tell a complete story. And who could forget her newer style of delicate silver filigree paired with just a hint of color? We are in L-O-V-E!

Run, don’t walk, into Chemers Gallery to view these stunning new creations in person! We promise, you won’t be disappointed!