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Artist: Heather Blackman

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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.

Contact Information: adornupdesigns@gmail.com or call (913) 908-3966

Studio Hours: Please call or email ahead of time for an appointment