Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Gallery Video by Russ May

Thanks to Russ May for making a video of our gallery! Click on the start button below to 'step inside and tour' the gallery!

Ever Popular Kathy Bransfield Quote Jewelry

Once again, we have a new shipment of Kathy Bransfield jewelry in the store! From quotes that read, "Be the Change" to "Peace" and "Be Yourself, everyone else is taken!" These are fun, reasonable and make the perfect gift! Stop in today before they are G-O-N-E!

Monday, June 29, 2009

NEW Conni Maine Jewelry!

Conni Mainne, a favorite jewelry artist at Spectrum, has sent new floral inspired jewelry designs to the gallery. Earrings, pendants, and rings are all done in a floral motif, with designs found in nature. Unique stones and unusual mountings make each piece unique! Stop in today to see her designs!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Paperweights by Glass Eye Studio!

Mesmerizing in their own right, paperweights are always in style, make perfect gifts for any occasion and keep the viewer intrigued. They are little words encapsulated in glass and every one is unique and one of a kind. Glass Eye Studio has been very popular in the gallery for some time now and their vases have been flying off of the shelves. Stop in today to see the new goods!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Abstract Painter Joe DiGiulio

We are proud to announce the arrival of a new abstract painter, Joe DiGiulio. His work is part of many corporate and private collections. He is the educational coordinator for Jerry's Art o Rama in Raleigh, NC. We are very excited to have Joe on our team. Stop by today to see more of his work!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Meet Our Staff:

Star Sosa, gallery owner and jewelry designer, has over 23 years of jewelry design experience and has been in business as owner of Spectrum Art & Jewelry for over 10 years in Wilmington. Her specialty is one of a kind jewelry design and loves helping clients create a wearable emotion! She is wonderful at creating an uplifting environment for relationships to be build within the gallery.

Nancy Noel May, gallery manager, has been with the gallery for over 9 years. Her degree in art education keeps her customers informed about their purchases and how to take care of their art. As a painter, Nancy is known all over town for her Art Smart Car, Bebe. Nancy's paintings have created quite a following, especially among lovers of Impressionism, specifically, Matisse!

Jane Faudree, sales specialist, has been with Spectrum for 3 years. She is a painter and has been a gallery manager for other NC galleries. Jane's seascapes, architectural renderings, and abstract compositions are easily recognizable. If you are a lover of Jane's work, you are a collector! Her style has a definite 'hook'!

Nicole Wilkinson, marketing web master, has been with Spectrum for 2 years. After finishing her doctoral research in art education, Nicole returned to Wilmington to work for the gallery and teach as a professor in the community college system. Nicole spends her free time working on jewelry designs, reading, knitting and gardening.

Michael Chapman has been with Spectrum for over a year. He brings over 44 years of master goldsmith training to the table. His ability to create the jewelry of your dreams is effortless! From a design created by Star, he can make a sketch a reality! His work is fascinating and his craftsmanship unfaltering. Stop in to the gallery today to see what designs he can create for you!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wedding Jewelry Here!

We have the ability to create exactly what you are looking to wear on your wedding day! If you want something classic, contemporary, estate piece, or even an ensemble for all of your bridesmaids, we can do it here! With jewelers in house, we can make anything in a short turn around time. If we cant make it, we can order it! Get creative, come in, and meet with the staff and design your dream wedding jewelry!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Take home a Beach Treasure!

Are you planning a trip to the beach? Don't forget to get a gift for yourself to remember your wonderful trip to Wilmington! We have an array of wonderful, beach inspired gifts for the home.

-Becky Hemby sea shell candles
-Carol Roeda magnetic photo boards, beach themed and inspired
-Ann Hair paintings of Wrightsville Beach
-Laser Glass shells that have an 'inner glow'
-Catherine Weitzman shell jewelry
-Michael Michaud coral trivets, sand dollar serving spoons and more!
-Luke Adams hanging glass starfish

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Popular Summer Jewelry Trends...

This summer we are seeing lots of new fads and some continued traditional/classical trends that are carried on from year to year. So what IS popular in the jewelry world this summer?

-Custom Design: clients bringing in old jewelry and redesigning the stones and gold for a new look

-Southern Gates Silver Jewelry: silver is always a popular summer choice, especially when traveling. The Southern Gates collection is based on original designs from historic garden gates in Charleston, SC. These pieces still fly off the shelves and new designs such as the Tree of Life are extremely popular.

-Sarah James: local jewelry artist, Sarah James, is always evolving. She has recently brought in new styles and are even more popular than her last designs. Her pieces are one-of-a-kind so if you see the one you want...get it now!
Catherine Weitzman: Maui artist, Catherine Weitzman has a 14k gold collection as well as a vermeil and sterling line. Both are popular, and especially while living at the beach, the sea shells are always a favorite!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Michael Protiva Here Tonight!

A favorite among men and boat lovers, Michael Protiva will be in the gallery tonight for our monthly Open House & Wine Tasting! Michael flew in from the west coast where he works diligently painting many different motor boats, sailboats, painted on official NOA nautical charts. These are so unique- a must see! Stop in tonight to meet the artist and enjoy some wine!
6-8pm, 1125- H Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Where is the Art Smart Car?

Have you seen the Art Smart Car? Gallery Manager, Nancy Noel May, has been hitting the road in the Art Smart Car! Log in and sign up for the Art Smart Car website and once a week will be drawing a name from the sign up list for a free print of one of Nancy's paintings as well as giving away a $25 gift certificate for the Oceanic Restaurant. Sign up here by Clicking HERE!

Friday, June 5, 2009

New Jewelry From Golden Eye!

Golden Eye Designs has sent us new jewelry! New rings, earring drops and coin necklaces have made their way into the gallery cases! These gems look like something Cleopatra would wear. Stop in today to get your goddess goods!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Laser Glass is Back!

Stock up on your Laser Glass Collections! We have new pieces in the gallery that have just arrived! New frogs, scallop shells, whelks and starfish. Popular among tourists, they will go fast! Stop in today to get your new piece for your collection!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Cargo Hold, the company that makes jewelry based on the Gates of Charleston, has multiplied at Spectrum! We have in new pieces, Tree of Life pendants, as well as new charm bracelets. These go fast, so stop in soon to get your matching piece to go with your existing collection.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Dont forget Dad!

Fathers Day is coming quickly! Don't forget something special for dad! We have many things that Dad would love:

-Handmade burled wood and acrylic pens

-glass cuff links

-A custom painting of Dad's boat on a nautical chart by Michael Protiva

-A piece of glass art of Dad's favorite Fish by Stan Harmon

-Men's Rings

-Key Chains that hide money or medicine!

And much, much more!

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Starsong!

Gallery Manager, Nancy Noel May, has been busy creating new jewelry for the gallery. From mermaid style jewels to classic and contemporary pieces, there is something for everyone and all budgets! New sterling silver and gold filled earrings make perfect gifts. Also, gorgeous pink rose quarts necklaces with swarovski crystals, keshi and top drilled pearls!