Announcement Welcome to Little Visions, a shop filled with colorful photo jewelry and other unique creations featuring my original photography and vintage family treasures!
Welcome to Little Visions, a shop filled with colorful photo jewelry and other unique creations featuring my original photography and vintage family treasures!
Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. (Confucius)
I take pictures because I feel that the beauty of our world is not seen enough, particularly when it comes to the little things. I want my work to open people's eyes to the glories that surround us!
A life-long St. Louisan, photography has been a part of my world since childhood. I purchased my first 35 mm camera when I was 12 years old, and within a few years I had won enough photo contests to buy an enlarger and set up a darkroom in my parents' basement. I studied photography at Webster University, and started my first photo business as a student, continuing it for another 8 years after graduation.
When recurrent depression and anxiety seep into my life, I use photography not only as a means of self-expression, but also to mindfully distract myself, quell the pain, and regain my sense of hope. My camera is a tool for healing, and working in the darkroom, and now processing photos digitally, is a way for me to feel real peace, to focus my psyche on the act of creating meaning and beauty.
My really sensitive nature enables me to see things many people do not bother to notice. I believe that finding beauty in the little things is what life is all about. Following this philosophy, in 2008 I began a new venture making and selling photo jewelry, featuring both my own photographs and vintage family images. Creating these “Little Visions” has given me the opportunity to reach people who might not otherwise purchase photographic prints.
My Little Visions business was born out of a need to "do more" with the thousands of photographic images I've made since I discovered photography back in 6th grade. Encouraged by supportive friends and family, I am pretty much self-taught when it comes to jewelry making and resin crafting. I have learned from the internet and books but mostly from trial and error, patience, and stick-to-itiveness!
Owner, Creator, Photographer
I'm Ann, the creator of Little Visions. I am a photographer, jewelry artist, flute player, and beagle mama. I am a lover of the unseen, the forgotten, the invisible ...the beautiful!! I live to give glory to God!
About the Artist...
My name is Ann Widner. I love taking pictures and sharing the beauty that I see. I enjoy photographing urban landscapes, flowers, trees, stained glass, statues, and people. I take most of my pictures in St. Louis and make all of my jewelry in my home studio.
What are Little Visions?
Little Visions are unique, handmade jewelry creations featuring my original photography and vintage family pictures. I create my little images and use resin and jewelry findings to transform them into extraordinary wearable art. The smallness of my pieces invites people to look closely and hopefully reveals to them the fleeting beauty and often missed details of our world.
Etsy shop: annwidner.etsy.com
Email: visions [!at] annwidner.com
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
If not cared for properly, Little Visions resin-coated photo jewelry can be scratched. Treat your pieces with care, as you would any special jewelry. Store your Little Visions jewelry by itself in a small, sealed plastic bag.
Little Visions resin photo jewelry should be kept away from heat sources since resin is a plastic and plastics can melt. It’s best not to expose resin photo jewelry to chemicals or alcohol-based products such as perfume, hairspray, nail polish remover, or household cleaning products, as they will damage the finish. Always put on your resin jewelry after you spray on perfume.
Jewelry with silver-plated or sterling silver components will tarnish over time. Store jewelry in a small sealed plastic bag to prevent tarnishing. If tarnishing does occur, carefully wipe the silver piece with a Sunshine™ Polishing Cloth to restore its shine.
If your Little Visions photo jewelry is made with clear glass, please note that this type of jewelry is not waterproof and should not be worn while swimming or bathing.