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My decision to just be myself and not hold other people's expectations above my own determines the way I live my life. I never regret choosing to be different, and now I love what I do!

I'm an artist, mostly self taught. I have worked in watercolors, charcoal and pastels, and oils. Then I discovered jewelry design. I fell in love with ethnic jewelry, art and clothing long ago. I especially love tribal jewelry and you will see that tribal influence in my work. Tribal jewelry to me is like a glimpse into the soul of the person who created the piece, and also the person who chooses to wear it, creating a sort of bond between the two.

The Japanese call it wabi-sabi, when rustic qualities demonstrate the impermanence of an object and still give it beauty. An appreciation of asymmetry is also a part of wabi-sabi and you will see both the rustic…

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  • Female
  • Joined January 16, 2010

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stone, sterling silver, copper, brass, ceramic, bone, horn, handmade glass, recycled glass, recycled fibers

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My decision to just be myself and not hold other people's expectations above my own determines the way I live my life. I never regret choosing to be different, and now I love what I do!

I'm an artist, mostly self taught. I have worked in watercolors, charcoal and pastels, and oils. Then I discovered jewelry design. I fell in love with ethnic jewelry, art and clothing long ago. I especially love tribal jewelry and you will see that tribal influence in my work. Tribal jewelry to me is like a glimpse into the soul of the person who created the piece, and also the person who chooses to wear it, creating a sort of bond between the two.

The Japanese call it wabi-sabi, when rustic qualities demonstrate the impermanence of an object and still give it beauty. An appreciation of asymmetry is also a part of wabi-sabi and you will see both the rustic character and asymmetry in my work. Handmade and recycled materials play a large part in my designs. Often I use components from talented jewelry artisans in my designs, and sometimes I use my own hand forged, primitive metal and fiber additions as well.

Member of SRAJD, Self Representing Artist in Jewelry Design.
Chrysalis for the Curious - - - http://chrysalisjewelry.blogspot.com/

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