MoonStarsJewelry

Moon & Stars Jewelry by Jackie Taylor Designs

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Announcement    Welcome to Moon & Stars Jewelry ! Every item is Handmade, Handcrafted, & Designed one at a time by me! Crescent moon jewelry, moon & stars jewelry, galaxy jewelry, cosmos jewelry, star map jewelry, cosmic steampunk, star map earrings, star necklace, star and moon jewelry by Jackie Taylor Designs.

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Last updated on Dec 19, 2015

Welcome to Moon & Stars Jewelry ! Every item is Handmade, Handcrafted, & Designed one at a time by me! Crescent moon jewelry, moon & stars jewelry, galaxy jewelry, cosmos jewelry, star map jewelry, cosmic steampunk, star map earrings, star necklace, star and moon jewelry by Jackie Taylor Designs.

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About MoonStarsJewelry

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Jewelry from the Hearts of Space

While majoring in graphic design, I began designing logos and t-shirts for local bands and anti-war activists. I also worked as a designer in the silk screen design department of the city's largest knitting mill, honing my skills and training my eye.

A passion for design is like a filter through which everything is viewed... Only the media changed when I later attended college in North Carolina for a degree in metals.

My design process begins with drawing, and can include constructing from sheet & wire, soldering, forming metal, kiln firing glass, wax carving, & casting. Like the Tibetan Buddhist monks who, during the casting process of their sacred bells, threw prayers of intention written on rice paper into the molten metal (that special moment of alchemical possibility). I also do this in my own work, realizing the importance of intention.
It is complexity of process and technique seeking that place of quiet stillness & perfection in classic simplicity of form. The mindset is one of constant striving, always pushing forward beyond the comfort zone of the known. If there is a way to complicate the procedure and at the same time to reduce my profit margin, I am all in!

Ideally my creative process can be both seen in the work as it bridges the connection between an eternal quest for meaning and a continuing celebration of the beauty of the universe we inhabit.


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2006 - Best of Show - $3000 - Habitat for Humanity Birdfest Auction- Winston-Salem, NC.
2003 - American Crafts Council Spotlight 2003 Southeast Region Annual Juried Exhibition, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC
2001 - First Place in Metals- $1500 - Winter Park Florida Sidewalk Art Festival.
2000 - Cedar Creek Award of Excellence- Carolina Designer Craftsmen- Raleigh, NC.
2000 - Sunoco Award of Merit - Columbia Art Museum - Columbia, SC.
1998 - Haywood County Arts Council Regional Projects Grant - $500, Waynesville, NC.
1994 - Purchase Award - Atlanta Arts Festival - Atlanta, GA.
1990 - Best of Show - Dogwood Arts Festival Fine Crafts Festival, Knoxville, TN.
1987 - Certificate of Merit - North & South American Continents - DeBeers Diamonds International Design Competition - London
1987 - Fourth Prize - 15th Annual Pearl Design Competition, Tokyo.
1985 - Certificate of Merit - North & South American Continents- DeBeers Diamonds International Design Competition, London.
1985 - Bronze Prize in Rendering - 13th Annual International Pearl Design Competition, Tokyo.

Shop members

  • Jackie

    Owner

    As a child in South Florida, I spent my days roaming paradise - jungles, forests, canals & culverts. My fascination with adornment & design began here, with endless hours absorbing the natural world around me.

  • Evan

    Studio Architect & Designer

    Chicago native.

  • Stella

    Studio Assistant & Model

    I'm actually the boss here.

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Last updated on Mar 20, 2016
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Care instructions

For the pieces containing resin, avoid dropping or exposing to heat, direct sunlight, or solvents including fingernail polish remover or hairspray. The resin is water resistant, but avoid swimming or hot tubs. Can be cleaned gently with soap and water. Rinse well & gently dry with a soft cloth. Never use jewelry cleaning dip. To clean the silver, use a dry sunshine polishing cloth.