You may be wondering how I got into making laser-cut jewelry. Nextfab opened its Wilmington location in 2017 and I said sign me up! I was very intrigued by what I could do with the Universal Laser, especially with Plexiglas. Read about work I’ve done with images engraved on Plexiglas here and a large-scale installation here. Engraving images on Plexiglas was fun but I was craving a way to free the images from the rectangle. That’s when I decided to make myself some jewelry that would be light and airy, inspired by lace and literally lace-like.
I kept going, collecting scraps from the communal scrap bin and trying out new ideas. I was playing around with dyeing Plexiglas in my studio and tried dyeing some jewelry pieces with beautiful results. I’ve had many people tell me they didn’t know you could dye Plexiglas, oh yes you can. You just dip it in a boiling kettle of Jacquard iDye Poly – Fabric Dye for Polyester and Nylon and viola. This is how I got some very unique colors.
Working on new designs means hours and hours of moving vectors around in Adobe Illustrator, but it’s worth it when you see and get to wear the results.
With my background in fashion design, I have always enjoyed wearing my art and now I’m able to see others wear it too. Sign up for my newsletter to be notified of all sales. Visit my shop here.