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About Petals to the Metal Statement Earrings
These artful statement earrings are so wearable! Shaped in beautiful, intricate clusters that are visually hard to miss, they're surprisingly lightweight and comfortable.
Cotton rag watercolor paper is hand-patterned using original acrylic films, cut and dapped to shape and then glazed with a glossy enamel finish. The pattern-centric petals are then set with anodized aluminum and layered to create shapes in varying lengths and sizes that are stunning from every angle.
Each step of this intricate, hands-on process is performed entirely in-studio by me, resulting in a true original.
Petals to the Metal earrings are perfect for everyday wear or as an evening statement piece. Waterproof and UV-protected. DFJ earrings are handcrafted, and so minor variations in pattern may occur.
Do you love expressing your style with art jewelry?
A client recently mentioned she's purchased four pairs of my Petals to the Metal statement earrings and has also bought them for all the women she loves. Another told me she adores her most recent Petals to the Metal earring acquisition. A third said it's been fun to watch my work change over the years. I asked them what keeps them returning and they shared:
"Just when you think she can't come up with something different, she does!"
"You won't find prettier earrings! I love the way they move and sound, and that they are lightweight."
"Your color combinations are exquisite. Also, your customer service is impeccable. You're highly responsive, efficient and a joy to work with."
It’s true. I pride myself in creating beautiful art jewelry but equally in taking the time to connect with my clients to answer all their questions and help them find the perfect piece for themselves or for gifting.
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Do you love wearing unique, handmade art jewelry?
Do you appreciate bold "art to wear" that dazzles and makes a statement?
Do like wearing neutrals or black, adding color with accessories?
Do you covet unusual jewelry finds (maybe people are always asking where did you get that)?
Do you enjoy a standout look, but appreciate comfort and versatility?
Are you often on the lookout for the perfect jewelry gift?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you're in the right place. It's my pleasure to design for “originals” like you…
… who love to express themselves with what they wear
... who enjoy living life to the fullest
... the process over price collectors who wear artisan jewelry because it's a beautiful way to express their style
I design art jewelry for exceptional people. Because you deserve jewelry as unique as you are!
My Personal Story
I credit my "creative gene" to my birth mom, a fiber artist who owned a boutique on the island of Mykonos, Greece. Growing up with my family in the west suburbs of Chicago, I remember being the 'different one.' I felt I was meant to do something creative but I didn't grow up doing anything especially artistic. I just always loved fashion, music, and pop culture.
With a BA in Art and after years in business (and a push from an insistent internal clock that chirp, chirp, chirped "life is short"), I began to fulfill my destiny as a full-time jewelry artist in 2008.
The rest is history. After several years selling a successful line of hand-woven chainmaille jewelry called Patina, I began experiments with paper and reactive metals. One thing led to another and the Petals to the Metal line was born. I also expanded to include a couture line of bead-woven jewelry called Adorn.
- I’ve sold over 2,000 pairs of individually handcrafted Petals to the Metal earrings to women from Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. to Paris, France.
- My Crossroads Pendant was gifted by the producer to Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, and ZZ Top at the most recent Crossroads Festival.
- I’ve been featured in Lark Books' Showcase 1000 Beads and 500 Art Necklaces, as well as Arizona Foothills Style Files, Art Jewelry, and Wirework, and in style blogs like A Well Styled Life, Fashion Should be Fun, So What to Twenty!, and The Silver Stylist.
- Petals to the Metal is carried in select galleries and boutiques around the country
To me, jewelry is part of a joyful life filled with curiosity and a sense of adventure.
I'M IN ARIZONA BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE!
I live and work in one of my favorite places in the world. Don’t let that be a barrier for us working together. In fact, my clients live all over the world! Wherever you are, I'm here to help! You can contact me anytime with questions by clicking here.
You don’t have to wear average, store-bought jewelry… browse around and see what you love. Or have me make something just for you.