Artist: Heather Blackman
I found my passion for jewelry in my early teens when I designed my first ring. In college, while I worked toward my degree in Apparel and Textile Marketing I found a true love in my favorite class, the History of Fashion. This influenced my knowledge of color, texture, marketing, millinery, accessories and fabrics. From there I started collecting vintage hats, buttons, perfume bottles and paper weights. My true passion became vintage buttons which I now incorporate into my designs.
I truly believe that the jewelry that one wears makes a statement about who they are and how they see themselves. Personal adornment is what I think about when designing jewelry. I want everyone who wears my designs to feel that special kind of individual beauty about themselves every day.
I get my ideas from my surrounding; traveling to a new city, visiting museums, wandering through an antique store, Asian motifs and sometimes in my dreams. I am also a very tactile person so I love to touch and feel everything as I go along each day.
I use a wide variety of techniques like wire wrapping, resin, kimono cord, epoxy clay and repurposing old with new.
I want my jewelry to be functional, practical, affordable, make each person feel special and beautiful in their own way. Any piece can be dressed up or down every day.