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Hi. My name is Laura Bracken and the name of my shop is Bracken Designs, a place to find one-of-a-kind jewelry (and the occasional tutorial). I'd love for you to know I am the only one making the jewelry sold in my shop. No employees, not a collective, nothing produced in another country and shipped here to sell.

I’m preoccupied by the idea that nothing enters our planet and nothing leaves our planet, yet the things at our disposal are constantly being transformed from one shape, design, function, and aesthetic to another. It’s like no one OWNS anything… we’re all just borrowing things from the planet, they pass through our hands after a certain length of time and move on to another person and eventually another concept.

My designs cycle through the exploration of a variety of techniques, from enamel to etching, metal clay, forging, wire work, fusing, polymer clay,…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 18
  • Joined April 9, 2006

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metals, lampwork, gemstones, pc, crystals, other

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About

Hi. My name is Laura Bracken and the name of my shop is Bracken Designs, a place to find one-of-a-kind jewelry (and the occasional tutorial). I'd love for you to know I am the only one making the jewelry sold in my shop. No employees, not a collective, nothing produced in another country and shipped here to sell.

I’m preoccupied by the idea that nothing enters our planet and nothing leaves our planet, yet the things at our disposal are constantly being transformed from one shape, design, function, and aesthetic to another. It’s like no one OWNS anything… we’re all just borrowing things from the planet, they pass through our hands after a certain length of time and move on to another person and eventually another concept.

My designs cycle through the exploration of a variety of techniques, from enamel to etching, metal clay, forging, wire work, fusing, polymer clay, and many others. I’m constantly challenging myself to learn more and grow as an artist. Although one of my core beliefs is that change is inevitable and good, there are still a few design motifs that are personal favorites of mine including bold, saturated colors, hard lines, and simple shapes.

When I'm not making jewelry, I'm teaching jewelry making in my workshop near Sacramento, California.

In 2005, I formed SRAJD (the international organization for Self-Representing Artists in Jewelry Design). I thought many new jewelry makers would benefit from having a central focal point for communication, knowledge, etc. Today, this grass-roots organization is almost 4000 members strong and it’s all from word of mouth.

http://www.BrackenDesigns.com
http://laurabrackenblog.blogspot.com

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