Louise Tessing
  • Female
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Louise Tessing liked Angelina Ciulik's discussion The Aficionado's Day Job: Smithing an Articulated Neck-Piece for Cher
Jun 29, 2014
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Tapestry of Talents: Bringing Your Whole Voice to Your Craft

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Jun 18, 2013
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May 20, 2013
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Jan 29, 2013
Jennifer Merchant left a comment for Louise Tessing
"Thank you Louise!"
Jan 23, 2013
Louise Tessing left a comment for Jennifer Merchant
"Thanks for liking my Brass Bib Necklace.  Your layered acrylic jewelry collection is so exciting! Genius to add magazine graphics! Louise Tessing"
Jan 23, 2013
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Jan 14, 2013
Suzan Rezac left a comment for Louise Tessing
"Thank you for the compliment!"
Nov 12, 2012
Louise Tessing left a comment for Suzan Rezac
"I have been in awe of your aesthetic and mind-bogglling marriage of metals, inlay and piercing skills since my teacher, Sarah Chapman, showed me your work in our Lillstreet metals class. I am more thrilled with each new series! Brava!"
Nov 11, 2012
Louise Tessing and Roxy Lentz are now friends
Nov 4, 2012
Louise Tessing left a comment for Roxy Lentz
"Roxy, I discovered your work on Pinterest!  All I can say is WOW! I love your aesthetic, you do amazing things with found objects, shapes and patinas. Awesome! Need a friend?"
Nov 2, 2012
Louise Tessing joined Rebekah Frank's group
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Koru 4: Kindred Spirits

Information, interviews and updates about Finnish and International contemporary jewelry and posted by Rebekah Frank from the symposium, workshops and exhibitions during Koru 4: Kindred Spirits in Imatra, Finland.See More
Oct 6, 2012
Louise Tessing joined James Thurman's group
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Turkish Women's Cooperative Project

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Oct 6, 2012
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Signature Work

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Oct 2, 2012
Louise Tessing posted photos
Sep 23, 2012

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Chicago, IL USA
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Studio
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I am a metalsmith, jewelry designer and maker, and student at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago
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http://www.louisetessing.com
What media do you work with?
My earth sign love of the organic and tactile is combined with my awe of technology and structure. I envision an exploration of contrasts in my jewelry creations. Richly textured surfaces combined with organic structural qualities, precious metals with found objects, gems with non-precious metals and plastics, tribal design with new architectural forms, but always created with an eye to the sensual and highly dependent on the magic and power of serendipity.

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At 9:25am on August 29, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through September 15, 2015.

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At 7:02pm on January 23, 2013, Jennifer Merchant said…

Thank you Louise!

At 8:05am on November 12, 2012, Suzan Rezac said…

Thank you for the compliment!

At 3:13pm on July 6, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…
Hello Louise, take all the time you need to get your bearings here. Please participate as much as you are comfortable. Everyone's real friendly and if there are questions you know where to find me :-) . Have a good one!
At 11:37am on July 5, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…
Hello Louise,

Welcome to crafthaus, the network for craft artists and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us! Your crafthaus membership is valid through July 15, 2013.

Please look around and add your thoughts to the groups, blogs and discussions. Crafthaus is a participatory sport!

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