When North Carolina artisan Lee Spivey crafts sterling-silver jewelry, she often adds touches of gold and unusual gemstones. Free-flowing lines and organic forms are a constant among her one-of-a-kind designs.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Spivey will be a special guest at the Museum Shop, located at the N.C. Museum of History, on Friday, Feb. 5, from 2 to 8 p.m. She incorporates heart designs into much of her jewelry, so come find that perfect gift for someone or treat yourself. Meet this popular jewelry designer from Wilmington, and see her creations that range from $20 to $200. Enjoy refreshments in the afternoon, or stop by for wine and cheese during Raleigh’s First Friday event that evening.
Spivey’s jewelry is extremely versatile. Her necklaces, bracelets, earrings and brooches look stunning with blue jeans and boots or with stilettos and a little black dress.
“I make jewelry because it’s a way to express myself creatively, share my work, and help women feel even more beautiful,” says the designer and artist.
Spivey declares that she fell in love with metalsmithing while earning her bachelor of fine arts degree at East Carolina University. She has been featured in The Lapidary Journal.
For more information about the Museum of History, call 919-807-7900 or access ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., across from the State Capitol.
The N.C. Museum of History’s hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
The museum is part of the Division of State History Museums, Office of Archives and History, an agency of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The department’s Web site is www.ncculture.com.