Tracey Beale is an experimental metalsmith and jewelry designer, exploring new and traditional methods of jewelry making, and metal wall art. She combines sterling silver, copper, brass, and gold with sentimental and found objects such as, shattered glass, ashes, flowers, concrete and, manipulated solder. Tracey uses jewelry design as a method of storytelling, capturing the simple and complex experiences of life, love, power transformation, joy, death, self-expression, and self-examination.
Her work is a collection of modern relics rooted in spirituality and inspired by ancient Egyptian jewelry designs.
“Metal is beautiful and God-made, it has a lifetime longer than the one we're living. Working with metal feels is like creating a legacy. I hope my designs and the stories that inspired them are passed down for generations.”
She received the 2019 Metal & Smith Diamond Award for Best Use of Alternative Metals. Her work was shown in the All That Glitters exhibition at the Kellogg Fowler Arts Center in Chautauqua, NY, and was featured in the MJSA Journal, American Craft Council Magazine, and Bmore Art. She has a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Her series of metal wall art is created in partnership with her father Roosevelt Beale. She attributes her talents and passion to create to God and her family.