by Paula Hisel.
(Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA)
I come from a family rich in maintenance men. My dad, grandpa, brother and uncle are all maintenance men and I’m a proud 3rd generation maintenance wife.
I’ve always been inspired by what they do so I wanted to find a way to honor them with my jewelry.
I created a line of jewelry made from hardware store finds–washers, door hinges, old keys, l brackets. I try to keep the designs simple in order to showcase the unique hardware elements.
The pendants in my necklaces are made from silver washers connected with jump rings to form a diamond pattern. They are accented by various crystals that give it a soft sparkly look.