Granite Mountain Jewelry Artists host third annual Jewelry Show and Sale

Marty Orosz demonstrates sawing designs out of sterling silver for overlay jewelry. (Granite Mountain Jewelry Artists/Courtesy)

Marty Orosz demonstrates sawing designs out of sterling silver for overlay jewelry. (Granite Mountain Jewelry Artists/Courtesy)

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A silver overlay horse pendant with sleeping beauty turquoise created by Marty Orosz. (Granite Mountain Jewelry Artists/Courtesy)

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Leslie Parsons smooths metal squares to be used for earrings. (Granite Mountain Jewelry Artists/Courtesy)

More than 20 jewelry artists will be displaying their handmade work during Granite Mountain Jewelry Artists’ third annual Jewelry Show and Sale in downtown Prescott this Saturday, Aug. 26.

The free show will take place in the ballroom at Hotel St. Michael, 205 W. Gurley St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A broad spectrum of designs and styles will be featured – each unique to the artist – including metals, lapidary, enameling, glass, castings, precious metal and polymer clays, mixed media and beadwork.

“At this show, we’ve even invited some accessory artists who offer things like scarves and purses,” said Marty Orosz, one of the organizers of the event.

All of the artists will be present at their booth throughout the event so they can explain their work to those interested, Orosz said.

Three of the artists have also donated a piece of work for a free raffle that will take place during the event. Anyone may enter a ticket for the piece they wish to be in the drawing for. The winner of each piece will be announced at the end of the day.

While little has changed from the previous two years as far as the structure of the show, those who attended in the past will clearly notice the event is not being hosted at the Hassayampa Inn this year.

That decision was partly made because the group wanted to be further downtown. The other factor was accessibility.

“Marina Street is being all torn up there … and the parking was really a bad situation last year,” said Linda Miller, the advertising chair for Granite Mountain Jewelry Artists.

For more information about GMJA, go to granitemountainjewelryartists.weebly.com.