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My name is Kathy and I'm an artist from NE Pennsylvania. After being graduated from college for a year (painting major/art history minor) and some soul searching, I decided the only way I would be happy was if I started my own art business. I'm also a musician and fitness professional...

In college I took a couple of jewelry metal classes. I loved being able to create a unique body of work. However, the metals didn't quite feel like me or the message I want to convey. One day as I was looking at an Aquafina bottle it literally dawned on me to use recycled materials! I use the techniques that I learned in my jewelry metal classes. The color, texture and composition learned from painting. But most importantly I rely on my creative instincts. All of these components are carried over to my media of recycled plastics and aluminum…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 16
  • Joined February 12, 2008

Favorite materials

oil paint, liquin, tissue paper, recyclables, any recycled plastic, aluminum cans, COLOR, sterling silver filled wire, cereal boxes, magazines

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About

My name is Kathy and I'm an artist from NE Pennsylvania. After being graduated from college for a year (painting major/art history minor) and some soul searching, I decided the only way I would be happy was if I started my own art business. I'm also a musician and fitness professional...

In college I took a couple of jewelry metal classes. I loved being able to create a unique body of work. However, the metals didn't quite feel like me or the message I want to convey. One day as I was looking at an Aquafina bottle it literally dawned on me to use recycled materials! I use the techniques that I learned in my jewelry metal classes. The color, texture and composition learned from painting. But most importantly I rely on my creative instincts. All of these components are carried over to my media of recycled plastics and aluminum.

Where do I find my materials? These are materials that I come across everyday. I also get donations from friends and family (recycling is contagious). They include all kinds of plastic bottles and containers and aluminum cans. I also collect materials for my packaging and shipping materials. I reuse empty food boxes, magazines and plastic bags. All recycled plastics and aluminums are fully cleaned and sanitized. Some items may have nicks or scratches (because they are recycled!) but it only adds to the recycled character.


I've always been serious about recycling, reusing and cutting down on waste. I'm so happy to be able to join my art and love of recycling into lovely, funky jewelry! These pieces are an extension of me and my style. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Check out my music at: http://www.myspace.com/kathydellavalle

**No matter what I'm making I always try to create an Experience, because to me that is what Art is...Thank you for reading this.

I LOVE custom order! Here are some examples:

http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=690398

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=19430138

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=18679599

Countries I've shipped to:
United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Finland, Canada, Spain, Norway...I will ship anywhere!




Blog:
http://artworkbykd.blogspot.com/

Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/artworkbykd/

Website:
http://www.kevinandkathy.com

myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/artworkbykd

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