New Arting: Fabric Jewelry
I decided to move on from my previous job in order to give me some *REAL* time to focus on getting something going that I’ve wanted to for a while, but never could gather the energy and time together to make it happen while working. I’m very proud of what’s come of it, and really it didn’t take as long as I thought, although I have more I want to do to get my stuff out there, but for now, it exists on Etsy. Check out my store!
I named my line Ria. At first I just liked how it sounded, and wanted something short, easy to remember, feminine and powerful sounding. It turns out though that a ria is an inlet of water that forms between a big body of water and a river. So, I felt that was extra fitting for me:) Ria is a way for the world to connect to me.
I’m very excited about fabric jewelry, because not only is it just as beauteous as beads and jewels and chains and all that hard stuff, it’s super lightweight, flexible, and my pieces are all from recycled materials. The black felt that I am using is actually from my grandparents, specifically my grandpa used it as a backing to frame rocks he found during his walks in nature.
The metallic and “jewel” fabrics come from SCRAP, an awesome supply warehouse for artists to get completely random stuff for very cheap. Much of the stuff there is priced, but a lot of it is on the honor system too, meaning you pay what you think it’s worth. The buttons are from my ridiculously awesome button collection, I rarely ever bought buttons from an actual store, it’s usually been from thrifty/second hand type places, or I just accumulate them from the ground or old garments.
Looking for a job is tough on my sensitive soul, but I’m hanging in there. In the meantime, I’m thankful for time to be arting.