The Original Way showcases a unique collection of paintings and jewelry all handcrafted by the Montanaro family. The Original Way was started in 1992 by David and Sheila Montanaro, who now own and operate the family business with their daughters Jean and Maya. Originally all being artists of brightly colored and energetic art made with colored pencils, watercolor, and acrylics. We have expanded our artistic vision and passion to include jewelry making.
David specializes in natural stone jewelry. His materials are a collection of stones from all over the world. Jean and Maya work with mixed metals, incorporating antique European glass and metal buttons. They then hand paint intricate designs on the metal to create innovative wearable art. Both jewelry lines offer pieces that range from symmetrical elegance to asymmetrical eccentric designs with an individualized artistic flare.
Our jewelry can be purchased at art shows we attend across the country, online, or local Utah art and farmer markets. Our goal is to continue our passion for art and to bring a unique style of art and jewelry to the public.
I have purchased several pairs of earrings from this sister duo for myself and to use as gifts. Each pair has been as fantastic and the craftmanship is superb!Etsy
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