We had a guest in the studio today that was really in awe of our process of how our jewelry is created. They were surprised that in today’s world of computers, 3-D printing and digital imaging that our pieces begin as and idea and a lump of clay. As a sculptor, I can’t imagine doing it any other way. I love working with clay and using my hands to shape it into anything I dream up. I must admit, it is much easier for me to make bigger things, like the bust I made of my husband (see photo below), than it is to make tiny pieces of jewelry, but I enjoy it none the less.
Anyway, back to the process– one of the reasons our jewelry is so unique is that it is made with actual human energy, creativity and love–it is handcrafted or handsculpted and has a story. I like to imagine that if you were to find one of our pieces buried in the ground, and dig it up, you would not know if it was made today or from hundreds or thousands of years ago– made before the age of machines, when artists created with their hands when there was beauty in imperfection. Our inspirational, handcrafted jewelry is unlike anything you can buy anywhere and not only does it have an authentic artisanal look and feel, the inspirational messages we give each piece have a real connection to the wearer. When I create, I add love and good energy to the pieces and I feel like once the pieces are fired and comes out of the kiln they become magical talismans, and from the stories that people send in about how the pieces inspire them, it is hard not to believe this is true!