Meet the Maker: Laurie!
I create unique art jewelry from re-purposed copper. All my work is handmade by me.
I also play with beads as that is where I started in the world of jewelry!
I took classes in 2001 and learned the art of working with metal. I had some wonderful instructors, Dawn Nakanishi and Carol Holiday. I also had the opportunity to take an etching work shop from the late great Carol Webb. These three women changed my world of jewelry making forever! After a two year class marathon I stopped and decided to work on my style.
A few summers ago took a workshop on torch enameling at Creator Haven in Watsonville from Evelyn Markasky. She is the forth woman to really rock my world of metal art.
I must mention Ellen Brown another late great woman who has been an addition to my art career. Her and her husband Charley Brown graciously allowed me to use her wonderful images in my art. Some of my most popular designs are from her paper art from the 1960's.
I use all re-purposed copper and work as environmentally friendly as I can. I dispose of any waste properly.
The etching method is the way circuit boards are made. Special paper, special toner, hot iron and ferric chloride. Baking soda neutralizer, soap and water.
I paint with a metal patina paint and seal with NT Permalac.
My findings are high quality and contain no nickle, zinc or lead. The Niobium ear wires are their own element and have worked well for my customers with sensitive ears.
I am excited to have my art jewelry out in the world for people to enjoy!
I will ship in 1-2 business days from when the order is received. If I don't have it made I will make it. I do accept special request...just ask.