Our jewelry is created by laminating together four-to-eight thin layers of brushed silver and gold-finished mylar in addition to other film materials. One of these layers is a photo-transfer of my original artwork: water colors, paintings, drawings, and photographs that are collaged together. Each earring is then hand-cut, beaded with glass and/or metal beads, and then formed into sculptural shapes that are featherlight, ultra-comfortable to wear, durable, and water proof.
I love to put things together. I experiment by overlapping images of nature scenes that I’ve photographed on walks throughout the seasons with objects, drawings, paper foldings, scribblings, fabrics, and whatever else appears along my path. I enjoy the surprises that come from this kind of collaging, the unexpected mysteries that emerge from following my impulses.
I love it when people tell me they receive so many compliments when wearing these earrings. I like the idea that they can serve as a conversation piece, that they can make a connection of sorts between people. A friend of mine once shared with me, “I love your earrings! I make friends wherever I go when I wear them!” I think this is because of their luminescence, the way they swing so gently with the wearer’s own movement, catching the light and attracting notice.
I take all of this into consideration when designing the new collections. My hope is that the pleasure I experience in designing them infuses the earrings and becomes a felt experience for the people who end up owning them!
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