Rosalyn Carlos' Profile

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I work in many different mediums: stone, paper clay, metal. But whatever medium(s) I use, the designs always come organically. Free-flowing from someplace other than my own mind. A deep silence, a full empty space of Protean potential, from which all of my designs flow, unencumbered by conscious thought.

I've loved jewelry for a long time, but what I didn't love was the fact that I couldn't find any quality jewelry in my price range that didn't look cheap. I wondered how I could create quality jewelry that looks elegant,but that no one had done before, that I would enjoy making, while keeping costs down.
So I thought and thought, and thought some more, and I finally came up with the idea of carving tumbled stones!! (Sorry, I'll try not to dislocate my shoulder from patting myself on the back so hard).

I also love making…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 20
  • Joined July 2, 2008

Favorite materials

Sterling and Argentium silver, copper, bronze, semi precious stones, paper pulp, polymer clay

About

I work in many different mediums: stone, paper clay, metal. But whatever medium(s) I use, the designs always come organically. Free-flowing from someplace other than my own mind. A deep silence, a full empty space of Protean potential, from which all of my designs flow, unencumbered by conscious thought.

I've loved jewelry for a long time, but what I didn't love was the fact that I couldn't find any quality jewelry in my price range that didn't look cheap. I wondered how I could create quality jewelry that looks elegant,but that no one had done before, that I would enjoy making, while keeping costs down.
So I thought and thought, and thought some more, and I finally came up with the idea of carving tumbled stones!! (Sorry, I'll try not to dislocate my shoulder from patting myself on the back so hard).

I also love making masks. I use paper pulp to sculpt the masks, sometimes reinforcing them with wire mesh. Building up layer after layer, the masks often take an unexpected appearance. I usually have a general idea of how the mask will look, but will also incorporate various design elements organically, as I work. I use a combination of hand-painting and airbrushing to apply color to my masks (airbrushing for overall color and hand-painting for details). I hope to feature some of them in the shop soon.

But my first love is metalsmithing with silver, bronze and copper. It's fun, and challenging and frustrating at the same time. I find that working with metal forces you to slow down, and carefully consider what you wish to accomplish, as you work harmoniously within the metals (and your) limits.
Otherwise, you might find yourself standing over a piece yelling at it in frustration (Hey it happens!).

In closing, I get a tremendous amount of joy in creating various types of art, especially wearable art, and I sincerely hope that that joy connects with something within each potential customer.

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