During the day I edit video but nights and weekends I make jewelry. Many of my pendants are made from vintage molds- designs that are 40 – 150 years old. Other items I make are from antique found items like pocket watches, cameos, keys, bottles, keyholes or whatever odds and ends i find at the flee market or in the barn.
I try to use vintage jewelry findings, like chain, whenever I can. Not just in the spirt of recycling but also because they are beautiful and I love to think the history of a jewelry creation reaches before I was born. I often wonder where these items have been and what they meant to other people.
I’ve always had a fascination with old things. This passion developed, I think, from living on an old deteriorating farm with my 9 siblings. Being the youngest of 5 girls I never complained about wearing hand-me-downs.. I even loved wearing 70′s outfits to highschool in the 90′s (Now I sell vintage clothing in a store front in Pittsburgh as well as online). I would often wonder the woods around our farm digging up antique bottles and old odds and ends. I always thought these were the most amazing and mysterious treasures – when really these were trash dumps left by farmers in the early 1900′s. I think the most beautiful objects are covered in rust or patina or better yet, broken.
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