Beverly Tadeu’s artistic endeavors began with sculpture during her university years, and it is the ability to create miniature sculpture in the form of functional art that most intrigues the artist. Torch in hand, she spends countless hours in her studio challenging herself to explore new creative designs and unique techniques. Established in 2008, Beverly’s finely soldered art jewelry pieces are shown at leading craft shows and galleries. Her work was taken to the 2011 SOFA in Chicago and has been published in magazines and books, including “500 Silver Jewelry Pieces” by Lark Books.
“My work has a fragile, ethereal quality that belies its inherent strength and durability. The intricately soldered pieces of forged and formed 18 karat gold and silver require countless solder points lending great strength to otherwise delicate wire pieces. The open structure of this work allows people to glimpse inside to usually unseen spaces, to the play of shadows and layers revealed. I endeavor to capture, in each of my sculptural pieces, certain elusive and contradicting qualities, asymmetry with symmetry, rawness with opulence, and fragility with strength”.