About The Artist
Abita Springs, LA
Jewelry - Non-Metal • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I make miniature paintings to wear. Equally a jewelry designer and a painter, I transform bits of wood and dabs of paint into wearable art. I'm inspired by nature, Renaissance art, and most recently, Indo-Persian miniature painting. I use tiny brushes and a magnifier to render meticulous detail in my paintings. I then assemble the pieces into jewelry designs, often incorporating semiprecious gems.
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Each piece is hand painted, using tiny brushes and a magnifier. I design the panel shapes, based on Renaissance decorative motifs, using Affinity Designer. They are then laser cut in maple panel. Before painting, each piece is sanded smooth, then some of them are gilded with 22k gold leaf. Each piece is carefully drilled and findings attached. Some pieces are embellished with semiprecious gems.