I've found I enjoy taking beautiful functional items out of their original context and making them in to jewellery: focusing on the minutiae, elevating everyday objects.
My creations have included buttons for necklaces, bracelets and earrings; maps and dictionary excerpts for necklaces; teatowels and pillowcases for purses; and knitting needles and computer resisters for bangles.
It's also about using what's around you in a 'waste not, want not' way, which is part of my family heritage.
Using vintage materials is part of that mindset and so much more. Vintage materials add beauty, character, history and individuality.
Enjoy your everyday, today. xxx Minna
- Joined December 9, 2007