Port Austin, MI, United States
Whim Originals - Jewery and Mosaics created for those who are STRONG of Being, TRENDY in Attitude and UNIQUE by Nature.
Metalsmithing, jewelry, copper, silver, gemstones, Industrial, Hardware Store Jewelry, Steampunk, Artisan Group, Wire Wrapping,
Skills and Techniques
Meatalsmithing, Wire Wrapping, Leather work
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Get to Know
I have always loved art. I started out in drawing and made a very long journey to what I am doing today. I permanently moved up to Port Austin oh,...I would say about five years ago now. Before Port Austin, I was an art and computer graphics teacher in Southfield Michigan. I taught Middle School and loved it. The kids at that age are just so much fun. I still miss it to this day. I taught for 11 years and then moved into a career in Project Management for software companies. I managed large software, and hardware installations all over the country. I spent pretty much 10 years living in hotels and airplanes...and guess what I loved that also! My last contract ended and before I began looking for another, my parents became ill, I came to Port Austin to help. After a little while I realized I needed to keep myself busy....Port Austin is a beautiful town, but just a bit quieter than living in hotels and shuttling around the country on a regular basis. I began making jewelry to fill time at first, and to create pieces that I really wanted to wear. My interest has grown over the years. I started creating beaded jewelry and still love beads to this day. I then moved into creating mosaic furniture and home decor, and once again fell in love. I actually have found I have a bit of a short attention span and find moving from one medium to another keeps the interest and inspiration flowing. So with that in mind I have now moved into metals. Creating with sterling silver, copper, and incorporating my beads and gemstones as I go along.
Bio Photo Gallery
Stacked Mirror: I love creating mosaics..breaking the bounds of the frame is what I am focusing on now.
A favorite item in this area...they will be back next season!