My Woodlands Collection is inspired by the elements of the forest floor: moss, soil, foliage, roots and bark.
I started making jewelry in October 2010 after spending many years as a graphic artist. During those years of designing for other people, I never took the time (or had the energy) to find my own style and color palette.
Then, one evening last year I discovered the patinated jewelry of Shannon LeVart* and said to my husband, "This is what I'm supposed to be doing."
I bought some supplies from her and, when they arrived in the mail, my art turned in a different direction. I experimented with the different patinas in a rainbow of colors: red, black, ocean blue, white.
None of them called forth the gut reaction that I had to the ancient and classical verdigris. I even like the word. Over time I created a number of pieces that clearly had a uniting theme. Two days ago I named it The Woodland Collection.
View the entire collection in my Etsy shop here.
|Hammered Copper Disk Earrings with Verdigris Patina|
|Corrugated Copper Leaf Earrings|
|Small Hammered Disk Earrings|
|One Side of a Two-Inch Disk|
|The Other Side of the Two-Inch Disk|
|Wire Torque Necklace with Large Bead|
|Medium Length Necklace with Small Disks|
|A Vintage Copper Cuff with New Black and Verdigris Patinas|