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Christina Peteraf, Crossed Out Creations
Artist Statement

My necklaces are made to serve as a token reminder of a place that is special to your heart.
As a Philly girl, living away from home, I created my first skyline necklace to help me feel connected to my hometown. I chose my favorite view of the skyline, sketched the outline, then traced over the design using a bit of wire and a pair of pliers. When the wire was sculpted to my liking, I attached it to a chain and wore it around my neck.
This project evolved naturally as I began to make necklaces for my friends and receive questions about other city skylines. For those who live outside the city, I began making state outlines.
Since the beginning, my process has evolved quite a bit. I learned (and continue to learn) about wire-sculpting and metal manipulation. I now use high-quality metals and…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 13
  • Joined July 4, 2009

Favorite materials

Metal Wire and Pliers, Recycled materials, thrifted vintage materials

About

Christina Peteraf, Crossed Out Creations
Artist Statement

My necklaces are made to serve as a token reminder of a place that is special to your heart.
As a Philly girl, living away from home, I created my first skyline necklace to help me feel connected to my hometown. I chose my favorite view of the skyline, sketched the outline, then traced over the design using a bit of wire and a pair of pliers. When the wire was sculpted to my liking, I attached it to a chain and wore it around my neck.
This project evolved naturally as I began to make necklaces for my friends and receive questions about other city skylines. For those who live outside the city, I began making state outlines.
Since the beginning, my process has evolved quite a bit. I learned (and continue to learn) about wire-sculpting and metal manipulation. I now use high-quality metals and work-hardening techniques to ensure longevity of my product.
My artistic goal is to capture the majesty of large-scale architecture in a wearable piece of fashion. With all my designs, I try to focus on simplistic beauty, while never leaving out important details.

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