I have always wanted to marry my two passions: mixed media collage and jewelry. For years, I've been pursuing these artistic expressions separately but now have found a way that each can enhance the other, by creating a jewelry piece as an integral part of a collaged shadow box. I've been engrossed in creating these shadow box pieces as showcases for my jewelry. The process has led to more ideas than I have time to create. Each shadow box has a background of my own hand-dyed silk organza with vintage metal elements and images that I have collected over the years.
Thanks to FRANK member artist Jim Oleson for making the beautiful frames.