by Karen Watson.
When I was little, my Grandfather was what we now call a “dumpster diver”. He walked up and down the alleys, and collected wonderful, interesting things other people threw away.
I loved to take things apart to see how they were made; he encouraged that in me, as he was a talented carpenter, and Grandma was the ultimate seamstress.
Now, I see things, and in my mind, I can see how they were put together. For years, I would draw pictures of outfits I would like, and my mother, a talented seamstress, would find a way to make them happen.
So, when I started designing jewelry, it felt like a natural progression.
My youngest daughter is also an artist, and has promised me a specially designed bust, made of porcelain, and modeled on her own face, for me to use to display my jewelry pieces.
I’m very excited and have great anticipation about that. It will be featured in my website as soon as I get it.
When I was diagnosed with Lupus, I had already had a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia for several years. Stress affects my health negatively.
So, I will soon wrapping up my business doing case management for people with disabilities (which I love), and will make jewelry design my full time occupation.
The pieces I am showing here are made from copper and magnetic hematite, for their pain relieving properties. I’m just learning how to take better pictures of my work. Future pictures will hopefully improve..
K’s Crafts & Jewelry