Adrienne Seely's Profile

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After toiling for years unhappily at a corporate food service job, the management sent out a memo restricting our wearing of jewelry. "No more than two small rings per hand." "Earrings must be no larger than a quarter." Jewelry has always been very important to me, so as you can imagine I did not like this at all. As my quiet way of sticking it to the man, I made earrings for myself and my co-workers out of quarters. These "spite jewels" actually looked pretty great! I started designing more and more jewelry out of coins, began to grow my business, and in August 2012 I quit that corporate food service job to make jewelry full time! Doing what I love for a living has been a true joy and I am constantly thanking the universe ♥

One of my favorite pastimes is hunting down old coins, pretty spoons, broken jewelry, earrings who've lost their mate, exonumia, etc. at garage…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 14
  • Joined December 7, 2009

Favorite materials

sterling silver, coins, brass, copper, agate, carnelian, labradorite, jade, spoons, broken jewelry, keys, lapis, coral

About

After toiling for years unhappily at a corporate food service job, the management sent out a memo restricting our wearing of jewelry. "No more than two small rings per hand." "Earrings must be no larger than a quarter." Jewelry has always been very important to me, so as you can imagine I did not like this at all. As my quiet way of sticking it to the man, I made earrings for myself and my co-workers out of quarters. These "spite jewels" actually looked pretty great! I started designing more and more jewelry out of coins, began to grow my business, and in August 2012 I quit that corporate food service job to make jewelry full time! Doing what I love for a living has been a true joy and I am constantly thanking the universe ♥

One of my favorite pastimes is hunting down old coins, pretty spoons, broken jewelry, earrings who've lost their mate, exonumia, etc. at garage sales, thrift stores and flea markets. Sometimes I will have a piece for years before it tells me what it wants to become, sometimes TWO pieces will lie around forever before they happen to be next to each other on my insanely cluttered workbench, and it becomes apparent that they are perfect for each other in a necklace or ring.

I also play accordion and guitar and write songs, please have a listen:

https://autopilotisforlovers.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AutopilotIsForLovers

Thanks so much for looking!
~Don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested in a custom piece~

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