Two years ago, I relaunched my jewelry brand. It's been a whirl wind of learning but I have discovered two important things in my artistic journey.
First, I fail MANY more times than I succeed when creating something.
Second, I work increasing longer and harder on everything I do. Things get more challenging as I push myself to constantly enhance my work.
But, some things stay the same. I am still fascinated by repurposing items to convey my love for each part of every work.
Thanks for sharing this amazing adventure with me.
I promise to commit to being the best artist I can be.
In the summers when I was a little girl, my Aunt Irene would have us gather stones. We would paint the tops of them with watercolors.
When the blue ran into the red, it made purple.
I’ve never lost that sense of wonder about making things and using objects in unexpected ways.
A stone becomes a canvas.
Dominoes make a necklace.
Several years ago I started a small business making jewelry from items whose forms enchant me: belt buckles, industrial springs, watch gears.
When I hold the object in my hand, it tells me what to do.
Vintage art deco belt buckle: “Put me in a necklace with crystal pearl links!”
Ornate men’s watchband: “I’m wasted hanging around some guy’s wrist! I should be uptown earrings!”
(Kinda pushy, don't you think?)
Last year, I joined my husband in retirement. My new life has given me the luxury of time to explore what’s around me and what’s inside me.
I am creating new pieces with the inspirations and techniques I continue to encounter.
I have a lot of learning and making ahead of me, and I would love to have you with me.
Take a look around.
And, please, come back.