Be a part of my Jewelry Revolution!
My small mosaic crafts business is ready to take the plunge and establish itself as a legitimate force in the world of fashion and art!
Thank you for checking out my Kickstarter page and considering supporting my projects! I'm very excited about the prospect of being able to expand my 'micro-business' and actually make a living at doing what I love! Additionally, I look forward to being able to assist young people with disabilities who may have limited opportunities for entrance into the working world.
Until now, I have invested a lot of time and money into growing my business. I hope that you will see the value of my efforts thus far and give me your support for further expansion!
A BRIEF BACKGROUND
I've always had a fascination with clay. In 2001, I decided to experiment with making mosaic tile art that had a stained glass aesthetic instead of the typical broken bits and pieces. I reasoned that if I could figure out a way to reduce the shrinkage that clay undergoes when it's fired, I would be able to shape tiles with rounded or curvy edges, kiln fire them, and assemble them with grout - sort of like assembling a puzzle. Once I figured out a way to tackle the shrinkage problem, I applied my painting skills to develop new techniques for creating 'visual textures'. ( I used to be a faux finish painter!) In 2009, I created a line of reversible tile jewelry by tweaking some of the processes used in my art.
My mosaic tile reversible jewelry and home decor pieces are like no others in the world! I use fresh clay , custom glazes and grouts to create a unique style of jewelry and art pieces you won't find anywhere else!
My style is totally different from 'traditional' mosaics and my tiles are NEVER broken. Every piece I make begins as soft clay which is then cut to fit my original designs. Glazes are then added and the pieces are fired. Finally, I connect the bits and pieces with grout to make a necklace or a mirror, or a pair of earrings or a fountain or WHATEVER !! This process allows me to get a variety of really cool shapes, textures, etc. and I love the chance to share all my creations with YOU!
KEEP IN MIND...
Since Kickstarter has an 'all or nothing' policy , I have decided to set a goal somewhat less than what I really need. Hopefully, many of you will see the value of what I am trying to accomplish and I will surpass my goal!! Thank you so much for your kind consideration!
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