Denise Phillips' Profile

About

Greetings! I am a dreamer of dreams, a weaver of wishes, a teller of tales, a sower of seeds, a seeker of skills, a giver of gifts, a teacher, a learner, a muse, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, who has guided and inspired countless others to find their center and follow their personal path for many years. And now I am finally finally following mine.

I have never known a time when I didn't pursue some artistic, crafty endeavor. Largely self-taught and largely self-motivated, (having received some support for my artistic talents but not much for following an artistic lifestyle) I have drawn, painted, crocheted, embroidered, done calligraphy, created ornaments out of eggs, redesigned, recreated and restructured things as long as I can remember. But for many, many, too many years I have lived a life centered on the mind and not the soul. I am returning to my left brain roots…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 17
  • Joined November 13, 2011

Favorite materials

Copper, bronze, silver, gold, natural gemstones, vintage items, crystals, lampwork, natural items, fabric, thread and twine, leather, paint and ink

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About

Greetings! I am a dreamer of dreams, a weaver of wishes, a teller of tales, a sower of seeds, a seeker of skills, a giver of gifts, a teacher, a learner, a muse, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, who has guided and inspired countless others to find their center and follow their personal path for many years. And now I am finally finally following mine.

I have never known a time when I didn't pursue some artistic, crafty endeavor. Largely self-taught and largely self-motivated, (having received some support for my artistic talents but not much for following an artistic lifestyle) I have drawn, painted, crocheted, embroidered, done calligraphy, created ornaments out of eggs, redesigned, recreated and restructured things as long as I can remember. But for many, many, too many years I have lived a life centered on the mind and not the soul. I am returning to my left brain roots and am reinventing myself, rediscovering my passion for creating and sharing that passion with you in my newest medium--handmade jewelry.

Even after a good many years away from arts and crafts I am still fascinated by the whole creative process. I still feel the magic in taking seemingly unrelated bits and pieces, a few tools, skill and a lot of heart and crafting something beautiful, alluring and useful. I take inspiration from the colors of the earth, the seasons, the sky, shadows, moonlight and the ever present love of the Creator God.

I am grateful to the Etsy community whose stories and advice have encouraged me to seek and find a place in the world of talented and creative people. I am a proud member of the “Prayers on a Wire” Etsy team, the Etsians of Facebook, the Etsy Site Help Team, the Pininterested Team, the Etsy Success Team, Etsy Shop Help, the Wanelo Team and others.

My shop Chiaroscuro is the child of three persons, myself as well as my devoted youngest daughter who is my most loyal supporter, my inspiration and my constant companion, who never stops believing in me and my sister, who is my mentor and my pragmatic other self. Together they have helped and encouraged me to make this dream come real.

We hope that you will enjoy wearing Chiaroscuro di Luna designs as much as we have enjoyed creating them.


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