Announcement Chunky By Design is handcrafted, one of a kind, unique,exotic and chunky jewelry that makes a statement. Rich in textures, history and bold colors.
Chunky By Design is handcrafted, one of a kind, unique,exotic and chunky jewelry that makes a statement. Rich in textures, history and bold colors.
Cheryl Rizzo on Oct 9, 2015
Exemplary customer service. Outstanding and original product and a pleasure to work with. I will be back and I highly recommend!
J ASHLEY on Jan 2, 2015
Cannot review since it is hanging on someone's other than my neck! Sob!
J ASHLEY on Jan 2, 2015
The lovely wrapped box containing the fascinating necklace arrived a few hours ago! Bravo! Beautiful looking necklace, and I cannot wait to wear it. Very unusual composition. Thanks for the nice ribbon and papers you used. Fun and looking forward to wearing it. Janie
Chunky By Design inspired by vibrant colors, bold textures, rich history!!
After the resent passing of my dear father, a childhood friend suggests that I channel my energy toward designing handmade jewelry. I have always enjoyed expressing myself artistically and Chunky By Design provides another outlet for me to share my creative passion and talent with others.
The name "Chunky By Design" came about while I was beginning to design my first piece of jewelry and my first bead show. All the beads and stones I had purchased at my first bead show were all chunky. Overwhelmed at all the beads and stones at the show, I would take one look at the tiny seed beads and my first thoughts was that I could half way see now, I was not going to make my vision worse by trying to design with those small things. But I always loved chunky jewelry. So once I took a look at what I had and my first attempt to design (believe me it's a LOL moment), I showed it to a few people, they laughed also. They said it's to heavy, there was no design or creativity to it. But I was determine to finish it and my thought was I was going to design some chunky jewelry. I kept tossing that idea around and came up Chunky By Design. My designs are meant to be chunky. My creativity is getting alot better as well, I can see the transformation thru the years of designing.
If you take almost any of my designs, close you eyes and take your hand and run your fingers over the stones and beads, you can feel the different textures. Sometime it may be all the same and sometime there is a mixture of textures: some bumpy, some smooth, some rugged, some rough and some spiky. You can feel the energy from my pieces, from the warmth, to the coolness, from the powerfulness, to the laid back and to the calmness. I put alot of passion and love into my work. Some stones are healing stones, some are ancient beads. When you open your eyes, the combination of colors will cause you to say WOW! Some of you may say what the hell! Or I would have never thought of those going together. Sometime I must remind myself that it's not about me but what my potential customer may like.
Oh! I love beads and stones that have history, those ancient beads or those vintage beads and stones. This is why I spend so much time at the bead shows. Every time I tell myself I will only spend a few hours or I will run in real quick and leave, RIGHT! I'm there most of the day, asking the sellers questions and their telling stories or showing me pictures. My friend who usually goes and she designs the more traditional style jewelry, finds a chair and start people watching or playing games on her phone. So you never know, you may select a necklace that has stones or beads that have history. Especially the African Trade beads. They were designed in Europe (Venice) to use to buy goods with from the African countries.
I'm 99.5% self taught. I've been designing for almost three years. The world of jewelry design is endless. There are so many avenues and directions you can go, more than I could ever imagine. There are so many wearable art designs that I have made it one of my goals to learn various mediums and to incorporate it into my designs. I want to learn as much as I can, there is wire wrapping, soldering, clay, polymer clay, silversmith, knotting and it goes on. I have a artist friend who designs gorgeous gourd purses (G3 Relative Art) and I've starting recycling her materials, working with leather, gourd and cloth materials and I love it!!!!
One thing I didn't realize at the time I started was this business is a beast at times. I never thought it would involve so much, especially if you want this as a business and not a hobby. All I can say is to strap yourself in for a wild ride, it's a never ending process. But I'm still passionate and want to go to every possible level I can.
The Chunky By Design handcrafted collection truly represents my unique, bold and exotic personality and is perfect for those who embrace and celebrate their individuality, style and attitudes. I also consider my jewelry to be wearable art that is versatile enough to wear during the daytime at work or during the evening when out on the town. It will also stimulate conversations and strangers will be curious. My jewelry has value! It will transform outfits into spectacular ones. My designs are one of a kind; it allows a person to stand apart from the crowd and conveys how secure they are in themselves.
So this is Chunky By Design, a piece of my world. I hope you will continue to support me as a artist and grow with me as I continue on my journey. I welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and business by providing high-quality products and excellent customer service.
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Owner, Designer, Handcrafted Chunky Jewelry
I"m a local Los Angeles artist. The name Chunky By Design reflects my love for big and bold jewelry that makes a statement. You can see the many cultures that influence my designs and my one of a kind designs allow you to stand out from the crowd.
Find ChunkyByDesignll at the following upcoming market!
Bead Bazaar-The Bead Society LA
Culver City Veterans' Memorial Center, 4117 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA
Adventure for the weekend warrior!! The Bead Bazaar is a unique sales event that showcases artists and vendors presenting beautiful products for jewelry designers, mixed media artists,fiber artists. Also awesome handcrafted jewelry as well as gorgeous wearable art! So come, get inspired come to a source of like minded artistic shoppers, artists and vendors.$5 admission, free parking, print out for free tote bag #bead #bazaar #jewelry #wearableart #uniquesalesevent #inspired #
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