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When asked why I choose to make art I smile and simply say because it makes me happy. I'm delightly every time I find a vintage treasure to upcycle and create a piece from its dented, scratched, history filled surface.
I use recycled mixed metals such as silver, copper and brass. I came upon this medium quite by accident. I had a copper pot sitting on my work table, when I glanced up at it, I didn't see the pot but a pair of funky earrings. That put the ball in motion for me to scour shops for vintage platters, bowls, plates and cutlery. Each piece intrigues me because there are so many secrets, history and mystery locked in their blemished, tarnished exteriors. You never know what was served on these beautiful pieces, or who might have eaten from them. Some pieces date back to the early 1900's when times were simplier.
By using upcycled metal I am doing every part to keep the beauty of jewelry, without…

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  • Joined December 14, 2010

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Vintage Metal, Copper, Brass, Sterling silver, Leather, Beads

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When asked why I choose to make art I smile and simply say because it makes me happy. I'm delightly every time I find a vintage treasure to upcycle and create a piece from its dented, scratched, history filled surface.
I use recycled mixed metals such as silver, copper and brass. I came upon this medium quite by accident. I had a copper pot sitting on my work table, when I glanced up at it, I didn't see the pot but a pair of funky earrings. That put the ball in motion for me to scour shops for vintage platters, bowls, plates and cutlery. Each piece intrigues me because there are so many secrets, history and mystery locked in their blemished, tarnished exteriors. You never know what was served on these beautiful pieces, or who might have eaten from them. Some pieces date back to the early 1900's when times were simplier.
By using upcycled metal I am doing every part to keep the beauty of jewelry, without the price of the environment at stake. This is a medium that is not overused which makes my jewelry unique. Customers can be proud to know that their jewelry purchase supports small business, artisans, handcrafted products and the ecofriendly movement.
My work is constantly evolving and taking on a new life, which in turn creates one of a kind pieces that are on the way to making history.
Whilst trying to tread lightly on the earth I've found a way to create beautiful things out of time worn forgotten treasures...Mimi Roy

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