Marie DesJardins' Profile
Please note: I have been using recycled metals in my jewelry for over 35 years. I did not just jump onto the recycle bandwagon to be hip.
Here' my story: After the Hunt Brothers cornered the silver market in the 1970's silver prices became to exorbitant for a university student like myself. Because of this, in 1978 we took a class trip to the scrapyard to salvage supplies. Picking my way through that scrapyard was like hunting through a treasure chest. I became hooked and since then I have used recycled metal in all my jewelry.
My unique line of jewelry is totally hand fabricated from primarily found and recycled materials, in the French Acadian area of Lafayette, LA...fondly known as Cajun Country! I've studied the craft of metal smithing and design, obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Metals and Jewelry and a…
- Joined November 23, 2010