Artist: Sarah Reed
Faery Scents Jewelry
My creative process always starts with the beads. I could get lost looking at beads and making my own. The only time I start with a sketch or planned design is when I am using my loom. I then I just go with what strikes me.
As for me I am 33 years-old and was found to be disabled almost 2 years ago by my physician. I suffer from a rare liver disease that is called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. I have a 2 year old son named Nero. My husband's name is Nakoa. I began making jewelry as an escape from my woes and as a way to help my family make ends meet since I can no longer work. I started by making jewelry as gifts for my mom and mom-in-law. I have sold a few items on etsy but have a growing facebook page for my work.
The first piece, Arrows (shown above), was inspired by Native American designs and symbols. My great uncle was a shaman and my husband is Native American. My mother would read Native American legends to me when I was little. I have always had an interest in the Native American culture. I created the design before beginning the weaving process. I picked the colors just by what looked good to my eye.
The second piece, Bone and Shell necklace, was inspired by my mom. She would wear similar jewelry when I was a kid so I thought what the heck and made something that reminded me of my childhood. I used abalone shell and bone beads.
The third piece is made from amethyst nuggets and chips, aventurine, amazonite, and opalite. I love to put green and purple together. I just find the color combination to be calming and beautiful. I love to use real semi-precious stones whenever I can. Nature is my biggest inspiration. It is so amazing and awe inspiring that I rarely need anything else.
Sarah with her family
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