Shannon Tipple-Leen's Profile
My creative career started in the darkroom. Photography was my passion but as it became harder to find the chemicals and the time to be in the darkroom I discovered jewelry.
After several years of running a jewelry business I discovered a way to combine my two loves. The images on my photographic jewelry come from my third favorite thing – walking my dogs. I have found so many wonderful things strolling in my neighborhood. They find their way into my light box and eventually into a jewelry element. It is almost as magical as the darkroom.
Buttons have always played a central character in my work. By making my own buttons and elements out of these photographs they become wearable fine art. Each piece is a little different from the next. They are all handmade by me.
Last year I enlarged…
- Joined August 25, 2007