Amy Fitzpatrick is a new Arkansas Craft Guild member from Yellville who combines silver, brass, copper sheet and wire metals to make her jewelry and hair accessories.
Care Creations and MetalWorks is the name of her business and Facebook public group.
Amy has participated in the Guild’s Christmas Showcase the past two years and she was accepted as a member Dec. 3, 2023.
Her designs start from drawing and etching on metal, then using hand tools she cuts, shapes, solders and rivet components together. Polishing and creating a patina, including vertigris coloration creates a non-tarnishing finish. Design ideas are drawn from botanicals, and she favors steampunk styles, striving for an organic flow that she hopes surprises even herself with each new piece.
“I spent most of my life being an artist of many forms. In my younger years I worked with fabric art, going to festivals and sharing my art. I have been creative in ways from food to dance, taking classes or joining groups of creative people. Having raised my two daughters I really needed something for me.
I apprenticed for a couple years starting in 2020 with Patricia Bergman, Goldenrod Jewelry and Hair Accessories, also of Yellville, learning many skills of metalsmithing.”
“The more I work with metal the more passionate I become. Each piece I feel connected with and some I find it hard to part with. It is really special when that piece finds its person. I have really enjoyed traveling and being invited to art shows. I have gotten several awards over the years and can’t wait to see what the future brings in metalsmithing.”
That page at our website inclues a link to her Facebook page.