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HI! :) I am Addie Wuensch, an artist and designer from NY currently residing in Wilmington, NC. My jewelry and purses are inspired from many genres and elements of art and life; graffiti, dirty and chaotic city life, clean and calming natural environments, yoga, connections, assemblage sculpture, photography, dance, movement, sound, the sensory-rich experience of food and wine, travel, paintings, film, music, poetry, nature, time periods, cultures, recycled and up cycled materials, healing crystals, gemstones, and druzy geodes.
My work is used on tv shows and feature films. I love all my customers !!!

Look for my jewelry on these wonderful people: Skrillex, Hal Sparks, Don Cheadle, Ewan Mcgregor, Micheal Cera, Sid Haig, Scott from saving Abel, Nuj Novakhett, Dez Cadena, Lj Witherspoon from Sevendust, and Richard Turner from blackberry smoke…

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  • Joined January 25, 2011

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everything, VINTAGE, peace, love, art, recycled, reused, old, new, antique, scraps, findings, jewels

About

HI! :) I am Addie Wuensch, an artist and designer from NY currently residing in Wilmington, NC. My jewelry and purses are inspired from many genres and elements of art and life; graffiti, dirty and chaotic city life, clean and calming natural environments, yoga, connections, assemblage sculpture, photography, dance, movement, sound, the sensory-rich experience of food and wine, travel, paintings, film, music, poetry, nature, time periods, cultures, recycled and up cycled materials, healing crystals, gemstones, and druzy geodes.
My work is used on tv shows and feature films. I love all my customers !!!

Look for my jewelry on these wonderful people: Skrillex, Hal Sparks, Don Cheadle, Ewan Mcgregor, Micheal Cera, Sid Haig, Scott from saving Abel, Nuj Novakhett, Dez Cadena, Lj Witherspoon from Sevendust, and Richard Turner from blackberry smoke.

Purses are my next creative design fetish.
A lot of my purses are designed to look like a SOHO graffiti wall.

For my creation process, Everything sensory connects to other sensory subjects and they are interchangeably inspiring. I hit up antique shows to find the unique and one of a kind vintage components that I use in my pieces such as ornate and bejeweled bottle openers from the twenties or large hand mirror pendants from the forties; a huge lion door knocker pendant from the wild seventies, or an antique engraved locket that looks incredible with some brightly colored paint on it. I figure if these pieces have lasted half of a century, they are durable, have a story, and are something I would like to include in my designs.

I am obsessed with geodes and druzy crystal. When I was little, I had a largely treasured rock collection. I would find some fascinating rocks in nature and actually would attempt to come home with buckets full of found rocks. I was an odd child. I couldn't get enough quartz or reflective and/or interesting, dynamic stones and I still feel strongly about the beauty of natural gems when I am buying, collecting and designing for my line today.

I get my materials in so many different places. If I feel strongly about a piece and I feel enthusiastic that I need it for creation, I will buy it and find a way to tie it in to my collection.

I have always been a painter and I hand paint many of my jewelry pieces and purses. I usually spray paint them, and that makes the piece of jewelry or purse a sort of miniature graffiti art assemblage piece dusted with colors and expression.

Fashion is a sort of reflection of knowing. We bounce ideas and designs off of each other everywhere we go. Everything is a mode of design. Each era has a sort of “it” energy flowing through the age, characterized by certain shapes of clothing, shoes or jewelry or certain trendy era-related icons. The most exciting thing for me about this era is the freedom we have with fashion and design to pull together elements and imagery from so many different eras to be expressive and pull together our own personal style and the style of our decade. Express yourself :-)

Each piece has a very special story that goes along with it and is a small piece of wearable art. I also write poems for some of my pieces.

I hope you enjoy your purchase and that it is good energy for you and becomes a part of your own unique and expressive style!

My jewelry can be found at Pocco Paradiso at 97 Spring Street in NYC, Foravi in Soho, NYC, Bottega in Wilmington, NC, Gypsy Jule in Raleigh, NC, Island Passage, Wonder Shop on Front Street in Wilmington, NC, and Lula Balou on Racine Drive in Wilmington, NC.

My paintings can be found at Bottega Gallery on Front Street in Wilmington, NC and at Opera Room in Wilmington, NC.
I work with amazing special needs people and also sing in a soul rock band called the Loose Jets.
Happy Shopping ! Xoxo

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