Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Interview of Uniqlets Jewelry

Hello Readers,
I'm back again with my weekly artist interview.  Today I will feature Lisa with Uniqlets Jewelry.  I love her stuff - especially her bracelets!  She uses vintage and antique odds and ends (and BUTTONS!) to create truly unique statement pieces.  I think you will enjoy her work and her story :-)

Q.  What is your art/craft and how long have you been doing it?
A.  I make jewelry using vintage/antique materials from the Victorian era through the 1970's I have been doing it on and off for about 15 years and the look of my pieces has evolved over time. It was mainly a hobby for most of that time, I started my web site this year.

Q.  What got you started?
A.  I began by making vintage button bracelets. My grandmother sewed all of her life and saved any interesting buttons. When she died, I wanted to do something with her buttons because they were attached to so many memories. I don't make clothing, but I love jewelry so the solution was obvious.

Q.  What are your favorite materials to use?
A.  I like using a mixture of materials and to try to stick with things that are vintage and re purposed. I still use a lot of buttons in a wide variety of materials including bakelite, carved glass and wood. Now I like to make my designs more interesting by also using old jewelry parts, game pieces, buckles and anything with an interesting form, texture and color.

Q.  What and/or who inspires you? 
A.  I am inspired by the bold vintage jewelry that I have been collecting for many years. The other inspiration comes from the materials. The designs come from what I see when I put them next to each other and play around. I also love to create custom pieces jumping off a customer's favorite look, colors or the look of a single earring or piece of broken jewelry that holds special memories.

Q.  Do you have a Coupon Code for your Etsy Shop and/or website?
A.  I am happy to offer a discount for readers of this blog.

The code BLOG will get the reader 15% off on any piece of my handcrafted jewelry. Shipping is free on anything priced more than $200.00

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