Today's artist is Dawn, from Elements by Dawn. She is from Kenosha, WI.
Dawn is particularly drawn to creating pattern and texture in her pieces. Through pattern and texture, her designs take on movement, visual and tactile interest. Through the use of color and form, she communicates emotion and energy. Dawn's pieces range from simplistic shapes and lines, evoking a sense of calm; to heavily textured with bold colors and lines, suggesting passion.
Her obsession with circles, spheres, disks, and symmetry is expressed throughout her designs.
Dawn is constantly learning new techniques, as well as perfecting traditional methods of metalworking and design.
Additionally, she is a full-time student, wife, and mother of two boys. She enjoys listening to music of all types, especially industrial, techno, a little ska, and classical. Dawn is a self-diagnosed coffee and cheese addict.
Dawn loves to do custom work for her clients! If you are interested in having her create a custom piece for you, please contact her via convo in Etsy.
Visit her website at www.elementsbydawn.com for show information and her blog. **Member of the ETSY Street Team: Art Jewelry Collective** **Member of the ETSY Street Team: WIST (Wisconsinites)** **Member of the Kenosha Arts Association** **Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer, member no. 407**
I started making jewelry over 10 years ago during college when a family friend that is a jeweler taught me how to string pearls. After that I tried to teach myself everything I could about making beaded jewelry. I am self-taught, definitely not the "artsy" type. As you can probably tell, most of my jewelry is pretty classic in style. I earned my master's degree in Occupational Therapy, and I am able to incorporate crafts and beads into therapy at times with my patients.
I am a mother of two small children (13 months, and 2 1/2)that is enjoying staying at home with them while they are young. In doing so, I have been able to pick back up with my jewelry business that I love.