Gale Schadeward is best known for her acid-etched copper jewelry. With an emphasis on intricate details and nature inspired themes, my work has been described as wearable art.
Jewelry design is not limited to just personal style, it can bring out the beauty of emotion. GaleForce Design Jewelry is functional art that connects you with authentic feelings. Jewelry should not only make you feel good by looking great on you, it should also make your heart feel good. I sincerely believe that you should only wear jewelry that makes you truly happy.
Time and time again people express that my jewelry makes them feel confident, unique, beautiful and special when wearing it. It also evokes joyful memories. This is achieved through carefully crafted, bold designs and high-quality materials and colors that represent elements of nature which resonate with who you are: powerful, strong and beautiful. The extraordinary thing of nature is that it needs no altering to be beautiful, it just is. My jewelry is a reminder of your natural self, your powerful, strong and beautiful self.
Prior to graphic design and metalsmithing, Gale was a Wildland Firefighter for six seasons. Two seasons were spent on an Engine Crew in Detroit Lakes, MN working for the Department of Natural Resources and for four seasons I was stationed in Monument, CO on a Helitack Crew with the United States Forest Service. There, I became a Helirappeller and rappelled out of helicopters as a quick mode of transportation to wildfires. After six years of firefighting, Gale transitioned into Graphic Design and Metalsmithing.