Handmade Jewelry and Miniatures by Glenna Curren

Rochester, New York · 35 Sales


Handmade Jewelry and Miniatures by Glenna Curren

Rochester, New York 35 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Treasures to Wear and Carry

My love for miniatures has been life-long. I started BaroqueGarden on Etsy with the hope of reaching other people like me, who never want to lose their childlike curiosity and imagination.

As a small child I would carry a palm-sized doll around with me in my pocket, feeling like I had a secret best friend. Holding something miniature, I could imagine myself in another world.

My shadowbox pendants combine several of my favorite art forms. I have been making tiny dolls and flowers and designing jewelry for years, and began experimenting with landscape painting when I was in college. I began thinking about how I could transform these miniatures into something wearable, and I got excited about the idea of creating miniature paintings that also had a sculptural element to them. The concept of my shadowbox pendants was born! Eventually I narrowed my ideas down into several categories: landscapes, doors, and still lives-- scenes with tiny furniture and vases of flowers.

Making these pendants requires a long and detailed process, which can be completely different from pendant to pendant. It is very much an improvisational process! When I have an idea for something new I want to make, I have to figure out the best way to go about creating it-- often this planning and designing process is most of the work! With the exception of the tiny glass bottles I use for vases, I make absolutely everything inside each by hand.

Most of the materials I use in my shadowboxes are found in nature, so the way I look at plants tends to be quite closely zoomed-in. When I look at a seed pod, I can't help but imagine what sorts of tiny things I could make from it.

I hope that you find as much delight in my tiny worlds as I do-- and that they might inspire you to look at the world from another perspective!


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Last updated on December 13, 2014
Thank you for visiting Baroque Garden! Here you will find all of my favorite things lovingly mixed together-- miniatures, jewelry, old, rustic things, and bright, earthy landscapes. All of my designs are original, and everything you see is handmade by me down to the last detail. I hope you enjoy my work.

Best wishes,

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Returns and exchanges
At this time I cannot offer refunds. I do my best to give accurate and detailed descriptions of my work, so if you have any further questions about an item you see, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Most of my items are fragile and should be handled with care. My jewelry is not waterproof; shadowbox pendants and tiny dolls are not intended for children.
I accept Paypal, direct checkout, and Etsy gift cards.
I ship internationally.
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If you are interested in a custom piece, please don't hesitate to get in touch! At the moment, all of my pieces are one-of-a-kind, but I can do my best to recreate something for you if you see a sold item that you like. I love custom orders!

You can also find my work at the Ginkgo Gallery and Studio in Oberlin, Ohio.