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I Captured This Light For You.

I am an artist and "Mama" to an amazing kiddo.

I am never lacking for inspiration in this fascinating, funny, strange, and beautiful world, especially through the lens of autism (my son and I are both autistic).

I find great joy in working with the speed bumps (and occasional road blocks) presented by my body and the world around me. I found my art when my body decided that it wouldn't function behind a desk and on a more traditional schedule and my hands ached for more than a keyboard and the occasional pen and sticky note. That dramatic change opened some unexpected doors, and I walked through one of them and taught myself silversmithing and jewelry design, building on my love of film and photography and playing with light.

Please enjoy the magic & joy I have captured just for you.

My work is a love letter to the jewels cherished by many of our mothers and grandmothers... It is a modern translation, incorporating vintage materials in modern settings for a look that’s all you.

Various forms of plastics (now considered vintage) were once used to replicate rare and exotic natural elements in costume jewelry.

Today, I use vintage plastics (typically Bakelite/Catalin and Lucite) and vintage (and occasionally antique) glass combined with sterling and fine silver settings to create heirloom pieces with a modern edge.

I am most drawn to designing pieces involving contrast- most of the pieces in my line combine a natural and a man-made material (silver and Lucite, example). I love playing with light, and framing it with dark. Many of my pieces with translucent components are created to reflect light in a playful and warm glow.

All settings are handmade from raw materials by me with the assistance of a saw, flame, and various other hand tools.

Please note: We only have one Earth. It's important to me to use primarily reclaimed/recycled raw sterling silver sources, vintage plastics and vintage glass, and other components from ethically aware suppliers, whenever possible. I proudly practice environmentally gentle techniques in my studio.

I strive to be clever in all aspects of my life- whether with "around the house" problem solving or in my creations. The gears are always turning...

**All creations are made, stored, and packaged in a smoke-free, pet-free (due to our allergies) environment...**

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  • Bek M.

    Owner, Maker, Designer

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
Hello! I am so happy to see you!

Orders typically ship in 3-5 business days.

✽✽✽✽GIFT SERVICE✽✽✽✽ I love shipping gifts direct to the recipient! Please let me know (there is a "message to seller"/comments box during checkout) and I'll include a card from you (please specify what you would like the card to say in the note to seller area during checkout, cards are handwritten and I remove pricing information). Then sit back and relax, I'll take care of the rest.

✽✽KEY: Ordering more than one item from CleverGirl? I wrap each piece a little differently and include a key on your packing slip so you aren't doing the "do these sound like orange earrings to you?" box shakin' mambo...


Please see my shop announcements for updates on shipping deadlines.
Depending on your location and the need by date I may be able to ship FedEx or another expedited service. Click here to send me a message with the destination address and your "need by" date. I will reply with your options and pricing:

All orders ship gift wrapped in festive colors of the season.

☛For info about me and my art, please see my profile:

☛All creations are made, stored, and packaged in a smoke-free, pet-free environment...(nothing against animals, we love 'em but we don't have any pets due to allergies)**

☛Any questions? Send me a message! I'm here and thrilled to be of service!

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