TaylorsEclectic

Taylor Twigg Studios Paper and Gemstone Artisan Jewelry

2971 Sales

TaylorsEclectic

Taylor Twigg Studios Paper and Gemstone Artisan Jewelry

2971 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(976)
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Taylor

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Paper Jewelry and Gemstone Jewelry - Artisan Wearable Art paper jewelry hand sculpted in sterling silver, gold, and fine silver, specially sealed using a specialized process. Every piece is sculpted just for you by me in my studio, and I wouldn't have it any other way.


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Last updated on Apr 14, 2016

***TO SEARCH MY SHOP*****
<<<-----------Use the Sections on the left side of my page (Forget Me not Jewelry, Tree Jewelry, Gemstone Jewelry, Etc)
----------------Click the "More Items" blue button underneath my listing photos, or click the 'View All Items' blue text underneath my listing photos
-----------------Use the "Search Items" box underneath my circular shop owner picture at the top of my page
-----------------Still need help finding something? Please contact me and I will find it for you!
Paper Jewelry and Gemstone Jewelry - Artisan Wearable Art paper jewelry hand sculpted in sterling silver, gold, and fine silver, specially sealed using a specialized process. Every piece is sculpted just for you by me in my studio, and I wouldn't have it any other way.


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5 out of 5 stars
(976)
Kay Kim

Kay Kim on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

One of the most unique rings I have ever seen. The stone is stunning, and once again, Taylor's design and metalwork highlight the stone to perfection. So intrigued by this artist's designs and vision!! In one fell swoop I have become a loyal customer:)

Kay Kim

Kay Kim on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Incredible work -- the vision and the execution is outstanding. The stone's color is special, and the asymmetrical setting gives the stone an ethereal quality which is unique and beautiful. This artist is gifted -- I am so thrilled to have discovered her!!!!

Kay Kim

Kay Kim on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning, unqiue piece of art for my neck. The stone is so unique, but again, what makes the necklace so special is the setting for the stone, the metalwork, the design!!!! I am thrilled!!

Kay Kim

Kay Kim on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

One of the most beautiful necklaces I have ever owned. The stone is lovely, but what is truly outstanding about this necklace is the way the setting showcases the stone in such a fantastic way! There are holes in the backplate which create luminosity in various places! The shape and size of the pendant is fantastic. I am so thrilled I found this artist!!! I am over the moon. Just the right amount of stone and metalwork. Superb!!!!

baileysue

baileysue on Apr 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Taylor's artistry is truly a gift to this world. When I first saw her metalwork line, I was in awe of the moodiness & depth of the pieces. It showed me the broad range of Taylor's creativity & made me enamored with her jewelry even more. Taylor not only makes stunning jewelry, but her descriptions tell a story. The artistry, the poetry, the beautiful packaging...it made for the perfect birthday gift. Taylor's jewelry belongs in art galleries and museum stores. Her one-of-a-kind pieces are works of art by an incredibly talented young woman. Thank you, Taylor for helping me mark my special day with a necklace I'll treasure always.

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Just finished this gorgeous custom design request! So happy with how it came out!
So thrilled with my new Dragonfly necklace!! It makes for an amazing statement piece!
A step along the path of creating this one of a kind dragonfly beauty!
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About

Hand sculpted Artisan Paper and Gemstone Jewelry by Taylor Twigg

How It All Began
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I started my artistic adventure after transferring from a US college to an American university in London as a history major. I was required to take an art class, and I chose photography. Photography has always been a passion of mine. After that one class, I realized that I preferred to have my hands doing something instead of dusting off old books in the library for research.
I was very, very lucky in that my university professors chose to present art in a less traditional, less formal manner. I have always preferred to go my own way, and for me, this environment was perfect.

By my senior year, I really began to view myself as an artist for the first time in my life. My professors really gave me the confidence to view myself in a different way. Without them, I truly do not know where my life would have led me, and I will always be so very grateful to them for helping me to truly see myself.

The Jewelry Side of my Art
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After graduating from Richmond, the American University in London in 2007, I returned home to the wilds of West Virginia to pursue my art and got a bit overwhelmed by the absolute freedom. I spent nine months sculpting an incredible clay sculpture. I tend to work in minute details, and this piece was perhaps the most detailed and complex piece I have ever done. But when I completed it, I ended up burning myself out and losing my passion for it.

I have long had a love affair with jewelry, and I decided to pursue that passion. Jewelry to me has always been more than a pretty thing to wear around your neck. I like it to mean something, to evoke something. I have always used jewelry to change my mood or to change how I view myself. At times, jewelry has been like a shield for me, and at other times my beacon of confidence. I can pull any piece out of my jewelry box and tell you what it meant to me at that time in my life, and why.

I wanted to create this same sort of emotion within my own jewelry line. Paper to me was always a natural choice. It has so many facets to it and is such an underestimated medium. I wanted my paper to be as strong as the metals it was incorporated with, and as beautiful as any gemstone. I wanted my jewelry to be as complex as my clay sculptures, but so much more delicate. And above all, I wanted my pieces to have meaning to people.

My Paper Technique
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I spent many months developing my paper sculpting process. It is not paper mache. It is not paper stretching. It is not decoupage. What is it? It's my own specialized process. It's my own specialized sealants. It's a piece of jewelry with an obsessive attention to detail and hours of hand sculpting. Working in intricate detail has a strangely calming effect on me. I never send out a piece that I am not proud of. I never cut corners. I will also at this point not do tutorials or share my technique. The art world is exceptionally competitive, and I was told in university by a brilliant artist to never give away whatever you can make unique about your work. I hope that you will understand that, and hopefully you will appreciate that.

I am an entirely self taught jeweler, which is incredibly difficult at times, and has an incredibly steep learning curve. I spend a lot of time failing at things before I succeed. But I am grateful to be designing jewelry. I hope that these pieces will mean something to you as well, and that they will be as relevant to you in twenty years as they are to you today.

Inspirations
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I am inspired by everything around me, as broad as that might sound. Nature is a constant font of ever changing beauty and inspiration. Movies inspire me. The atmosphere described in a book. Sunlight behind leaves on a windy day is my personal kryptonite. As are the stars, which I can never quite capture in my art and it endlessly frustrates me. I like to look at the jewelry people wear and wonder how I can get them into my jewelry.

My favorite piece is always my next piece. My newest pieces always represent some sort of growth to me. All of my designs are always floating around in my head, and I will work through a design in my head for months until I finally pick up my pliers and wire and make it happen...if the wire lets me. As Alexander Calder said, wire has a mind of its own. Wire is never quite as accommodating as you might think, and it generally likes to have the lead.

I often get asked by bloggers in interviews where I hope to be in ten years. I hope to be better than I am today. I hope to have grown within my medium. I hope to have pursued my passion for writing. I hope to still have passion. But, as with anything in life, I know that hard work is the only thing that makes hoping worthwhile. So I hope that I am still working hard, and I hope that the hard work pays off.

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