Announcement Now featuring my zipper jewelry made with Talon brand zippers! Quality Zipper Jewelry handmade in the USA.
Now featuring my zipper jewelry made with Talon brand zippers! Quality Zipper Jewelry handmade in the USA.
What Inspires an Artist?
The search for inspiration has taken me to some far-flung places in the world. I have climbed mountains to find ancient petroglyphs on maraes in Tahiti, learned kanji calligraphy in a third-grade classroom in Japan, and met a sculptor who can drive his wooden Ferrari through Venetian canals! Learning about the art of many cultures inspires me to create using almost anything.
While I wear many "hats", including artist, teacher, travel writer, wife, and mother, my current work can be traced back to my hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey. My first piece was inspired by the metal teeth of a big vintage zipper, made over 50 years ago by the Talon Zipper Company in Hoboken. This necklace, a design I call "Bold Spiral.", launched my business, as it evoked curiosity by people I met on the street. Admirers who have seen my jewelry in person agree that the unique aspect of my design is the ILLUSION it creates, the unexpected. Some pieces are designed with minimal alteration of the zipper, while others have the addition of vintage charms, or beads sewn into the design. I aim to transform mundane objects into unique, edgy, wearable art for everyone.
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100% Handmade Jewelry, made entirely by me, in the U.S.A.
I have opened this shop on Etsy featuring my current jewelry designs using new and vintage zippers. I am excited by the idea of reinventing the mundane. My inspiration began with a really big vintage Talon zipper, which I made into a design I call "Bold Spiral." I did not originally intend to make them to sell, because I had seen some jewelry designs made from zippers. But wherever I went, whenever I wore this necklace, I would inevitably be stopped by strangers who would gasp, "Is that really a zipper?" It dawned on me that the unique aspect of my design is the ILLUSION it creates. Some pieces are designed with minimal alteration of the zipper, while others have the addition of vintage charms, or beads sewn into the design. You will find many of my designs are quite unique. And, of course, each one is handmade by me.
I hope you will stop by often, as I continue to add new designs.
Check out my gallery at www.art-ologie.com!
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- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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