Abbe Ciulla's Profile

About

Looking for the shop? Find it here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeddleAndArmour?ref=si_shop

ALL OF MY WORK IS ECO-FRIENDLY! woo!
>>>Scroll down to learn how!

<3 THE WHO <3
Hi I'm Abbe, and i design and create all the works you see here. I have a high honors degree in Jewelry Design, and have won the IPMI Technical Merit Award from the International Precious Metals Institute, the first ever recipient of this now annual award.

<3 THE WHY <3
I am inspired by the native agriculture of my new england homestead. The historic woodland trails, old farm lands, and endless beaches and oceans keep my creativity wonderfully satiated. I also am employed at a historical 5th generation greenhouse and nursery, which has been…

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  • Female
  • Joined August 13, 2011

Favorite materials

silver, gold, metal, yarn, fiber, fabric, textiles, enamel, glass, stones, paper, everything

About

Looking for the shop? Find it here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeddleAndArmour?ref=si_shop

ALL OF MY WORK IS ECO-FRIENDLY! woo!
>>>Scroll down to learn how!

<3 THE WHO <3
Hi I'm Abbe, and i design and create all the works you see here. I have a high honors degree in Jewelry Design, and have won the IPMI Technical Merit Award from the International Precious Metals Institute, the first ever recipient of this now annual award.

<3 THE WHY <3
I am inspired by the native agriculture of my new england homestead. The historic woodland trails, old farm lands, and endless beaches and oceans keep my creativity wonderfully satiated. I also am employed at a historical 5th generation greenhouse and nursery, which has been hugely inspirational for my work.
I am also very inspired by materials. Ah yes, the delicious materials! I work in fibers, precious metals, and reclaimed materials. Basically, if i feel inspired by a material, i'll use it!
More importantly, everything i use in my work is recycled, reclaimed, reused and responsibly obtained- in other words, everything is ECO-FRIENDLY! woo!
[[scroll down to learn how!]]

<3 THE WHERE <3
Are you local? <~~~
COME VISIT our artist Co-Op! The Sakonnet Collective Co-Op is located at the historic Tiverton Four Corners in RI. A haven for artists and patrons alike, we currently house 5 working artist studios along with a full gallery and shop. Our crafts range from silversmithing and glass fusing to woodworking and fine furniture to painting and sculpture. We also host lots of awesome events and community programs!
Interested in classes? We do that too!

Check out our Co-Op website at www.thesakonnetcollective.com
& Follow Meddle and Armour and the Sakonnet Collective Co-Op on facebook and blogspot!

<3 THE HOW <3

OUR EARTH FRIENDLY SILVER AND GOLD JEWELRY
All of the silver and gold used in my jewelry is reclaimed and hand refined.This eliminates the harmful process of mass mining and industrial manufacturing. Manufacturing metal is by its very nature environmentally DETRIMENTAL, creating toxic fumes and wastage that’s anything but kind to the planet. Mass mining is equally hazardous to mother nature, and it also is plagued by corrupt politics and unimaginable worker conditions. I will not support it, and have created my own alternative. By melting my own recycled metal using clean burning fuel, i create works that you can truly feel good about wearing <3

OUR EARTH FRIENDLY FIBER-WEARS
Each hand crafted fiber piece is made with nature in mind, of course <3 All of our yarns are Caron's Simple Soft Eco, or second hand salvage. The same goes with our textiles and fabric. Only reclaimed or Eco brand materials are used in my shop.
Find Caron's Eco Yarns here: http://www.caron.com/color_cards/cc_sseco.html



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