Deborah Laun's Profile
To me, the human capacity to make things with our hands and mind is magic. The way a stone, bit of metal, a twig, shell, or even a piece of trash can be transformed into something useful, beautiful, meaningful; that is real alchemy. It is this power that draws me to making things.
I am an industrial designer by profession, and jewelry work is my outlet for exploration outside of mass production. I was never satisfied with the jewelry I saw in stores. They never expressed what I wanted to say about me or the people I was buying for, so I started creating my own designs. I have played with various techniques over the years, but recently two things have pushed me into more serious work. One is that I discovered the technique of crocheting beaded rope, and the other is precious metal clay. Metal clay is powdered silver or gold suspended in a polymer base that can be worked like clay when wet, shaped…
- Born on August 17
- Joined October 2, 2009