For my love of reading and writing…and maybe you too, someday 🙂
I changed my tagline from A space to read and write to A space to read and write…and now make! because I have discovered and accepted that I like to make things. I have done origami since I was a kid and I still do. When I go out to eat and leave a tip for my server, I fold the tip into a crane, heart, flower, and other things. As I became older, I created a few handmade cards for people, but only those whom I know will keep and appreciate them, because it takes forever to make each one.
I have been designing and making jewelry since 2018 and I have grown so much. I still have a passion to learn more about what the jewelry world has to teach me. I have done beading and wire working, and metal working is on my list.
What motivates me to make jewelry are:
- Idea to art. Whenever I set my mind to make something, I have an idea or vision of what it looks like. Origami is like a formula; with cards and jewelry designs, I envision the result and take steps to make it happen.
- Figure things out. I am really smart and I like to learn how things work, why things are the way they are, and how to improve. So by having it challenging, I gain much more as I master each material and design.
- Happy people. When make custom pieces for people, their faces light up when they wear it.
I invite you to join me on my journey and check out the Jewelry category for my latest creations.
The same motivations I have for jewelry applies to upcycling and the introduction of my new category, Trash to Treasure. When I realized how much I loved my first piece of art made from an ice cream box, I knew paper was my favorite medium. I also realized how deeply I value excellent craftsmanship.
Upon hearing of the injury of an acquaintance, I made the piece below for her and wished her a speedy recovery. The triptych stands so she can view it while on bed rest.
As I continue to explore and grow, I wish the same for you.