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Hi. I am Sandy from Of Nature. (www.ofnature.com) I have been creating this work for over 15 years! I participate in tons of art fairs in the summer, mainly in Illinois and Wisconsin. Some of you are very familiar with me and my work.

This jewelry is created from actual items selected from the natural world. After each piece is encased in copper, it is sculpted into a unique piece of jewelry. Each piece of jewelry is enhanced with several applications of patina. I mix small batches of patinas to ensure a wide array of colors which highlight the natural beauty of copper.

The concept for this work evolved through interests in the environment and gardening. My experiences in natural area restoration introduced me to a wide variety of indigenous plants that I propagate, grow, and harvest in our home garden. In addition to the more common species,…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 22
  • Joined November 18, 2007

Favorite materials

Copper, wax, patinas, found botanical objects, insects, leaves, oak, ginkgo

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About

Hi. I am Sandy from Of Nature. (www.ofnature.com) I have been creating this work for over 15 years! I participate in tons of art fairs in the summer, mainly in Illinois and Wisconsin. Some of you are very familiar with me and my work.

This jewelry is created from actual items selected from the natural world. After each piece is encased in copper, it is sculpted into a unique piece of jewelry. Each piece of jewelry is enhanced with several applications of patina. I mix small batches of patinas to ensure a wide array of colors which highlight the natural beauty of copper.

The concept for this work evolved through interests in the environment and gardening. My experiences in natural area restoration introduced me to a wide variety of indigenous plants that I propagate, grow, and harvest in our home garden. In addition to the more common species, I offer a selection of jewelry made from native plants to increase awareness of the natural beauty found in our prairies and savannas.

You are probably wondering if I do custom work: Yes! I have had the wonderful opportunity to immortalize many leaves from cherished plants. Many of them from plants in remembrance of a loved one. Best of all, I get to talk to folks about special projects that have profound meaning for them. I do have limitations but you can always ask.

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