cody sanantonio's Profile

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Junk and fine pieces. I like juxtaposition--the elegant room with the rusted bowl and the peeling aqua painted cupboard. Mucking out my chicken coop in overalls and good pearls. Texture and color are delightful; I like them to be a little off. A bit like the music I love best, with harmonies like my dad taught me to sing when I was five. I love music that is a bit dissonant, and voices that are pure and even abrasive. I believe that these personal traits are transmitted to my jewelry through my hands.

A favorite photographer said, "Never take a photo of anything you've ever seen before." See combinations in a new way. I think this describes my jewelry style. My pieces are limited addition, and sometimes one of a kind for custom orders. Keep checking back as I'm always experimenting. Hope you will find something to love.

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  • Female
  • Born on June 19
  • Joined November 24, 2007

Favorite materials

Rocks, stones, fossils, textiles, beads, pearls, organics, clays, brutally torched and hammered metals, and sparkly things

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About

Junk and fine pieces. I like juxtaposition--the elegant room with the rusted bowl and the peeling aqua painted cupboard. Mucking out my chicken coop in overalls and good pearls. Texture and color are delightful; I like them to be a little off. A bit like the music I love best, with harmonies like my dad taught me to sing when I was five. I love music that is a bit dissonant, and voices that are pure and even abrasive. I believe that these personal traits are transmitted to my jewelry through my hands.

A favorite photographer said, "Never take a photo of anything you've ever seen before." See combinations in a new way. I think this describes my jewelry style. My pieces are limited addition, and sometimes one of a kind for custom orders. Keep checking back as I'm always experimenting. Hope you will find something to love.

Jewelry should express who we are--not just match an outfit! I see jewelry as art that we choose to help define us on any given day--why would we want manufactured adornment? We are unique individuals, and our jewelry choices reflect that! This notion is true when one is collecting art as well. Collect art that you love--not art that matches your sofa. Your possessions will then truly be a reflection of you--and that should make you happy!

Cody Sanantonio is a retired Montessori educator, school administrator, and researcher, and an artist who paints, photographs, makes jewelry, and writes. She is learning to embrace her "scatterbrain," after reading brain research that indicates that the creative person uses many parts of her brain at once. This, the article said, makes her "A multitude!"

Cody has studied metal smithing with Lisa Costello, and metal clay with the divine Celie Fago. Her jewelry is sold in shops and galleries, and she has recently been featured in Bead and Button Magazine. She is a mad gardener who raises chickens, maintains a ridiculously vigorous prairie, and is an amateur naturalist. Do not ask her for directions. She is frequently "lost in the yard."

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