FranjuliJewelry

Exquisite Crocheted Jewelry

Huntington Station, New York · 52 Sales

FranjuliJewelry

Exquisite Crocheted Jewelry

Huntington Station, New York 52 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Lisa Cottone

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I received a custom order to double up these two sweet mini pendants on a chain and I fell in love with it, so I am now adding it as an official listing in my shop. Thank you to my customer for the great idea!

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From Science to Art

I am a scientist and an artist. Though these two professions may seem disparate, I’ve created a harmony between them through the medium of silver crochet, which helped me to find my niche as a scientific artist.

I first learned to crochet when my grandmother molded my hands around a crochet hook and a strand of yarn when I was five, but my journey to crocheting wearable art took a detour through academia. In my 20s, I immersed myself in the study of neural networks during sleep and dream states, earning a PhD from Stony Brook University. I subsequently moved on to work in a high-tech neuroimaging laboratory that offered me stunning glimpses of brain networks in action: not just during sleep, but during waking emotional states. I loved what I was doing, but something was missing…

As I became increasingly saturated with a scientific understanding of nature, my inner artist was screaming out to express the beauty of my observations; and when I serendipitously stumbled upon an opportunity to learn metal crochet from skilled artisan, Joan Dulla, the scientific artist within me was ready to hatch. I knew then that I could weave together all of the disparate parts of my life: science and art; rationalism and creativity; and a familiar technique with new materials.

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  • Lisa Cottone

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    Lisa Cottone uses metal crochet to stylishly transform the beauty and ingenuity of nature’s patterns into wearable art. She works only with ethically sourced materials. Cottone lives and works in New York with her husband and two children.

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