Friday, January 20, 2017

Ann O'Brien, Jewelry Designer

Ann O'Brien was a remarkable jewelry artist who lived in Abita Springs. She designed and created pieces of jewelry, works of art that revealed a deep awareness of energy, patterns, and swirls that make up the texture of life.

Ann O'Brien trying out a handmade soap bubble blower she designed.

When Ann died in 2006, her absence was felt across the community among her friends, loved ones, and all those who appreciated her artistic talent. Her husband John Preble put together a book showcasing her design process with pictures of many of her most outstanding jewelry pieces. Below find a link to a PDF file of a book showcasing her jewelry designs.

The book is available on in a hard cover edition at THIS LINK.

A representative sample of her work

A tribute to her life and artistry is located at THIS LINK.

A number of her jewelry designs can be seen on the