I’m drawn to pieces that tell a story. I believe that’s why I like all things vintage and if they could – these pieces would tell us an incredible story.
When I look at these earrings, I remember my first trip to Paris with my friend and editor Marie. We had just finished photography for my book Metalwork Jewelry. She couldn’t believe that I would just pick things up wherever I found them, even if they were on the side of the road, and use them in my artwork. Well, after a week in the studio with me, she changed her mind. While in Paris and just in front of the Eiffel Tower, I looked over to find her kneeling down, digging in the dirt with her keys to retrieve and old bottle cap.
I recently ran across an inspiration board on Pinterest that was all about rusty metal and turquoise patina. I loved the colors together and the way that the patina seemed to dance on the metal.
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