We are thrilled this year to be offering Dilia Salvador’s work for the first time! Dilia finds inspiration for her jewelry in nature, in folk art, in other cultures, and loves working in many mediums. She can look at anything and envision it as a form for jewelry. “Ideas make ideas”, she says, and believes in the collective consciousness of working and sharing.
Dilia learned the craft of metalsmithing in her native Chile. A member of the Boulder Arts and Crafts Cooperative as a jeweler since 1981, Dilia has been branching out into bead-weaving, fiber jewelry (such as the jewel-like bracelets (pictured right) she makes from sari silk!), and combining indigo and eco-dying to make artful silk scarves. Her beautiful cards are monoprints, each one an original, one-of-a-kind work of art.