I design jewelry out of cast away vintage gems and inspiring items from the recycling bin. I always create with reuse and color in mind. I love giving new life to old objects with a twist of whimsy and humor.
I love flea markets. Old, dented, battered, patinated and beglittered elements are just my kind of thing. Combining these possibly neglected elements into fresh designs is my dream come true. Access to vintage, new, unused, jewelry stock and interesting, purposeful
objects allows for happy blending experiments. The emergence of fresh combinations from my hands and pliers allows me to fulfill my lifelong interest in gardening without killing any plants. In this way, recycled, repurposed, organic compositions and artistic intentions
Beads intrigue me: their simplicity, uniqueness, and stories. The beads I
use come from around the world, so you may find a piece of amber from
Poland complimenting a glass bead from Indonesia. Each silver link is
made by hand, using pliers, hammers, fingers, and patience.
I’ve designed a line of cross stitch accessories in unconventional
materials like wood, leather, and acrylic. I adore the idea of combining
the traditional art of cross stitch with unexpected and modern
materials. The result is a collection of pieces that are fun and easy to
stitch, and let you show off your creativity in new and exciting ways.
I am a stained glass and sea glass artisan, trained in the classic Tiffany method of design and construction. In my work, pure sea glass meets beautiful, ocean inspired hues of stained glass and they fall in love!
Rhody Craft 100 has re-opened and is more spectacular than ever! The shop space has recently been renovated and has expanded! More delightful handmade products are now on the shop floor and ready for the bustling holiday season. Shoppers can make selections from 17 amazing local artists!
The shop is open during the festive wintertime farmer's market (Saturdays, 10 AM - 3PM and Wednesdays, 4PM - 7PM).
The shop will also be open during CRAFTOPIA on November 11th, 10AM - 4PM!
There's really nothing better than making something pretty from something that would normally just be discarded in the trash and never seen again. Giving new life to old things is so rewarding - and fun! And it's the best way I know of being green!
Dev enjoys pieces that capture movement, either literally or as an image of flow. The transformation of a heavy, dense thing - metal - into one that moves with the body or molds to its curves, is a challenging project. The surprise of wearing a large, extravagant earring that moves so lightly is part of her attraction to this type of jewelry.
The objects that I incorporate in my jewelry are century-old ceramic pieces that were thrown away, left to earth, and slowly altered by natural processes. Every shard that had been dug from the ground is excitingly different. Many steps occur from the time of the initial discovery of a shard to the finished product. through this process, I am representing the transformation of trash into treasure. By presenting these discarded ceramic shards as an art form, I am revealing the beauty that the pieces once had and giving them a new purpose- to be worn.