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You Make What!?

My name is Matthew Nix and I call home, Collinsville, IL. I started making jewelry by accident. I wish I could say is was all planned but who really plans for this kind of stuff in life? My grandmother used to make brooches and hatpins with fried marbles. I thought they would make great pendants and quickly started selling them to stores worldwide. I then got into wire wrapping. Wire wrapping is my main passion when it comes to pendant making. I'm not the best and not the worst. I then got into polymer clay and more recently the art of fused glass. I also do photo transfers on several mediums. I dabble in mixed media applications as well. I like to combine different techniques with different mediums to create something unique.

It took me two years to go full time. I'm proud of the fact I started with nothing…

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  • Male
  • Born on August 11
  • Joined March 27, 2006

Favorite materials

wire, resin, polymer clay, and fused glass, metal

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About

You Make What!?

My name is Matthew Nix and I call home, Collinsville, IL. I started making jewelry by accident. I wish I could say is was all planned but who really plans for this kind of stuff in life? My grandmother used to make brooches and hatpins with fried marbles. I thought they would make great pendants and quickly started selling them to stores worldwide. I then got into wire wrapping. Wire wrapping is my main passion when it comes to pendant making. I'm not the best and not the worst. I then got into polymer clay and more recently the art of fused glass. I also do photo transfers on several mediums. I dabble in mixed media applications as well. I like to combine different techniques with different mediums to create something unique.

It took me two years to go full time. I'm proud of the fact I started with nothing and built a successful business. Besides creating... I teach with my kits, tutorials and dvds. I occasionally offer local classes and have found it very rewarding in several aspects. I also sell at a few craft shows throughout the year. Feel free to check out my work, as my site is a testimony of my desire to create and teach others.

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