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AncaNY shop: AncaNY.etsy.com

I live in the NY area with my husband and with my dog Charlie who is a beagle (mix?). Somewhere in our house there is a room which is supposedly my studio, but at times I roam around the house with my supplies and pliers looking for the spot most conducive to creativity. The dog follows me around and plops himself down next to me with a big sigh wherever I settle.

I have been working in jewelry a long time, some of it as my paid job. I have seen big factories and small shops here and abroad. I learned pretty much any jewelry technique and I always want to learn more. I have a gemological degree and fine art training. I love making things with my hands this is why I sew, knit, crochet, although I do not sell that, I just make things for my own use.

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  • Female
  • Born on April 18
  • Joined January 22, 2007

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About

AncaNY shop: AncaNY.etsy.com

I live in the NY area with my husband and with my dog Charlie who is a beagle (mix?). Somewhere in our house there is a room which is supposedly my studio, but at times I roam around the house with my supplies and pliers looking for the spot most conducive to creativity. The dog follows me around and plops himself down next to me with a big sigh wherever I settle.

I have been working in jewelry a long time, some of it as my paid job. I have seen big factories and small shops here and abroad. I learned pretty much any jewelry technique and I always want to learn more. I have a gemological degree and fine art training. I love making things with my hands this is why I sew, knit, crochet, although I do not sell that, I just make things for my own use.

In my jewelry making I go through phases, or periods. Right now I am in the wrapped-beads period. There is something zen about wrapping each of those beads tightly by hand, one by one. It is also that bead wrapping is time consuming and expensive as a technique so the result is a quality, valuable piece of jewelry. In my head, I am looking for the original design, something I have not seen either here or elsewhere, so I continue making jewelry with the goal of finding the perfect harmony. I sometimes see other techniques that I admire (right now I am fascinated by fabrics mixed into the design) and I might attempt them. If I like the results and they work for my rhythm I will adopt them, otherwise I will follow my own path.

All my jewelry is one of a kind because for me the beauty of it all is in its making. I might make something similar to an old piece if I am asked, but never an identical copy.
My styling preference runs towards large sumptuous statement pieces full of color and personality. I don’t discriminate against any type of material and I will use precious metals just as easily as base metal. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, that is what I say.

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