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The large and small of the natural world are all inspirational to me as an artist. I have been drawing, painting and making art for most of my life. I had an introduction to jewelry-making in a high school art class and did not know at the time how much I would appreciate those fundamental skills later. I started fabricating jewelry more seriously in the last ten years and I love it. Many of the more complex fabrication techniques are self-taught. I do a lot of experimenting sometimes making a piece in copper first to work out how the design will make sense for each step. Each thing discovered in the creative process as I try something new is humbling as one is constantly the novice. The fun is seeing how to synthesize the parts into the whole so perhaps with hard work I can achieve something. Each piece is unique and I try to fabricate every component of a piece starting only from sheet metal or various shapes of wire- occasionally I…

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  • Joined December 6, 2011

Favorite materials

aquamarine, agate, quartz, jasper, sterling silver, tourmaline, opal, copper, brass, gold, pearl

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About

The large and small of the natural world are all inspirational to me as an artist. I have been drawing, painting and making art for most of my life. I had an introduction to jewelry-making in a high school art class and did not know at the time how much I would appreciate those fundamental skills later. I started fabricating jewelry more seriously in the last ten years and I love it. Many of the more complex fabrication techniques are self-taught. I do a lot of experimenting sometimes making a piece in copper first to work out how the design will make sense for each step. Each thing discovered in the creative process as I try something new is humbling as one is constantly the novice. The fun is seeing how to synthesize the parts into the whole so perhaps with hard work I can achieve something. Each piece is unique and I try to fabricate every component of a piece starting only from sheet metal or various shapes of wire- occasionally I do use a manufactured bezel or small prong setting and if so this information will always be included in the item description.

In addition to ready to sell items available for purchase here, I also offer personalized custom jewelry services and sell other artwork at http://kaykatartworks.com

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