Dropping Gems & Pearls

Prototyping Ain't Easy! (My journey making carrot themed wearable art)

Prototyping Ain't Easy! (My journey making carrot themed wearable art)

I truly enjoy creating custom wearable art pieces; but it can be challenging!  Words are symbolic and have different meanings for different people.  For me, I always challenge myself to try new design concepts and methods when creating wearable art piece.  I enjoy providing an alternative perspective that challenges someone to see or think about things differently. But, when designing new wearable art pieces, you must be mindful of the symbolism behind the words and concept that you feature in your pieces.  Create authentically and use designs, colors, and images that have value to you.  But, after you create that...

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Reflecting on the "Redeemed Necklace and Earrings" Set

Reflecting on the "Redeemed Necklace and Earrings" Set

Last month, I challenged myself to create a religious themed work of art in honor of Church sponsored event in Kingston, NY.  My source of inspiration was the Christian concept of Redemption and being redeemed. Both "redemption" and "redeemed" are powerful words that have 3 stages: a person or object is devalued, debased, or discarded. (You have to experience criticism or hardship before you can experience redemption!...There are no workarounds.) someone or some One admires the potential in the under valued person or object which causes them show interest, respect, love, and appreciation for the undervalued person/object. that act of...

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Product Upgrade Alert: Base Metals are now sealed!

Product Upgrade Alert: Base Metals are now sealed!

As I have been popping up to sell my wearable art pieces.  I have been visited by many people who love my pieces but cannot wear them because they have metal allergies.  I completely understand.... because I do too.  I pains me so much to create such beautiful pieces that I cannot wear.  But, now, it is time to fix this!   For those who have mild skin allergies, I have found a wax seal that is the most environmentally safe option available to seal the pieces.  The sealant product does not harm you or the wearable art piece.  This...

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Shalom Aleichem: Salvage & Shine's First Wearable Art Fine Jewelry Set

Shalom Aleichem: Salvage & Shine's First Wearable Art Fine Jewelry Set

This set was created as a raffle donation prize for 2022 "Art Day at the J" event hosted by the Robert and Dorothy Ludwig Schenectady Jewish Community Center. Product Information Shalom Aleichem is Hebrew for "Peace Be With You."  This set consists of a pair of lever back earrings and a swivel lobster clasp bracelet. The lever back earrings feature lapis lazuli and pearl beads and antiqued sterling silver Star of David charms.  The earrings were constructed with sterling silver metals.  The length of the earrings is 5.72 cm / 2.25 in. The bracelet is made from sterling silver, pearls, and...

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St. Paul’s Center Raffle Items: The Home Maker Earrings and Bracelet Set

St. Paul’s Center Raffle Items:  The Home Maker Earrings and Bracelet Set

The Home Maker set is inspired by the women and children served by the St. Paul’s Center, an emergency shelter in Rensselaer, NY....It is a wearable art jewelry response to the cross-stitch design “Home is Where the Heart is.” Upon reflection of this quote, we should feel encouraged to know that our bodies are homes for our soul and that a heartless home is just a temporary living space....We need to remember that when we have a beating heart, we have the power to transform any space into a home. And when we build homes, we create spaces that promote peace, happiness, support, and love.  

The Home Maker set is designed to remind its wearer that she is home where ever she goes and to guard her heart like she would protect her home.

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