About the artist:
Larissa Graudins is the artist behind Rissi Designs. Even though she has been a creative spirit since the beginning, it wasn’t until after she graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology, with a bachelor’s of science degree in International Business that she found her calling in jewelry making. Her work has evolved from tiny glass bead earrings to more elaborate pieces. Now she primarily works with sterling silver and semi-precious stones, creating pieces using the techniques of wire wrapping and metalsmithing. Most of her jewelry is inspired by her local surroundings, travels, as well as the beads and stones that she incorporates into her work.
Currently, she lives in southwestern Pennsylvania and has participated in such annual art shows as Sweetwater Center for the Arts “Holiday mART” and the Deep Creek Lake “Art & Wine Festival”.