Announcement Welcome to Moon & Stars Jewelry ! Every item is Handmade, Handcrafted, & Designed one at a time by me! Crescent moon jewelry, moon & stars jewelry, galaxy jewelry, cosmos jewelry, star map jewelry, cosmic steampunk, star map earrings, star necklace, star and moon jewelry by Jackie Taylor Designs.
Welcome to Moon & Stars Jewelry ! Every item is Handmade, Handcrafted, & Designed one at a time by me! Crescent moon jewelry, moon & stars jewelry, galaxy jewelry, cosmos jewelry, star map jewelry, cosmic steampunk, star map earrings, star necklace, star and moon jewelry by Jackie Taylor Designs.
SANDD on Mar 21, 2017
Ce collier est juste magnifique et tellement unique, il est simple pure et le bleu est tellement profond que l'on dirai vraiment un petit bout de ciel étoilés.Je l'adore . This necklace is just beautiful and so unique, it is simple pure and the blue is so deep that we will really say a little bit of starry sky. I love it.
Mercedes St. John on Mar 21, 2017
I am so pleased with my purchase. This necklace is even lovelier in person. Thank you!
Jewelry of the Mind
While majoring in graphic design at the University, I began designing logos and t-shirts for local bands and student activist groups, and worked as a designer in the silk screen design department of the city's largest knitting mill, honing my skills and training my eye.
A passion for design is like a filter through which everything is viewed... Only the media changed when I later attended college in North Carolina for a degree in metals.
My design process begins with drawing, and can include constructing from sheet & wire, soldering, forming metal, kiln firing glass, wax carving, & casting. Like the Tibetan Buddhist monks who, during the casting process of their sacred bells, threw prayers of intention written on rice paper into the molten metal (that special moment of alchemical possibility). I also do this in my own work, realizing the importance of intention, and elements that go beyond the decorative aspect of jewelry.
It is complexity of process and technique seeking that place of quiet stillness & perfection in classic simplicity of form. The mindset is one of constant striving, always pushing forward beyond the comfort zone of the known.
Ideally my creative process can be both seen and felt in the work as it bridges the connection between our eternal quest for meaning and a continuing celebration of the beauty of the universe we inhabit.
CV ... (partial) .....
2006 - Best of Show - $3000 - Habitat for Humanity Birdfest Auction- Winston-Salem, NC.
2003 - American Crafts Council Spotlight 2003 Southeast Region Annual Juried Exhibition, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC
2001 - First Place in Metals- $1500 - Winter Park Florida Sidewalk Art Festival.
2000 - Cedar Creek Award of Excellence- Carolina Designer Craftsmen- Raleigh, NC.
2000 - Sunoco Award of Merit - Columbia Art Museum - Columbia, SC.
1998 - Haywood County Arts Council Regional Projects Grant - $500, Waynesville, NC.
1994 - Purchase Award - Atlanta Arts Festival - Atlanta, GA.
1990 - Best of Show - Dogwood Arts Festival Fine Crafts Festival, Knoxville, TN.
1987 - Certificate of Merit - North & South American Continents - DeBeers Diamonds International Design Competition - London
1987 - Fourth Prize - 15th Annual Pearl Design Competition, Tokyo.
1985 - Certificate of Merit - North & South American Continents- DeBeers Diamonds International Design Competition, London.
1985 - Bronze Prize in Rendering - 13th Annual International Pearl Design Competition, Tokyo.
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As a child in South Florida, I spent my days roaming paradise - jungles, forests, canals & culverts. My fascination with adornment & design began here, with endless hours absorbing the natural world around me.
Studio Architect & Designer
Studio Assistant & Model
I'm actually the boss here.
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Returns & exchanges
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- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
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- To fulfill your order
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Frequently asked questions
For the pieces containing resin, avoid dropping or exposing to heat, direct sunlight, or solvents including fingernail polish remover or hairspray. The resin is water resistant, but avoid swimming or hot tubs. Can be cleaned gently with soap and water. Rinse well & gently dry with a soft cloth. Never use jewelry cleaning dip. To clean the silver, use a dry sunshine polishing cloth.