Carole Shelton is a contemporary jewelry artist, currently residing in Tampa, Florida. Her work has been called whimsical yet elegant. Each piece is individually crafted with an eye on creativity, wearabilty and quality.
She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design with a minor in Art and a Masters degree in Clothing and Textiles from Winthrop University. As an Extension agent, her creative efforts were focused on the practical world of education, presenting home design and remodeling classes, and teaching many people to sew.
Carole created her first piece of jewelry, a sterling silver and diamond ring, in 2002 through a metalsmithing class. She found many similarities between the construction of clothing and the fabrication of metals. Sterling silver and copper are most prevalent in her designs, but she will incorporate any material or item that inspires her. Earthbeat Designs was founded in 2004.
Shelton’s recent work has appeared in juried exhibitions at Duncan McClellan Gallery and Florida Craft Art. She received an Honorable Mention at the Gulf Coast Artists’ Alliance Group Show, “Double Digits”.