Mixed-Media Mosaics w/ a Vintage Look, including:
Contemplative and Decorative Jewelry
Portable Shrine Boxes and Wall Shrines
All handcrafted in my home/studio, which also serves as my kitchen and living room.
My materials are mixed media and polymer clays which particularly lend themselves to smaller pieces that can be color-blended and morphed into fluid shapes, then formed by hand, textured, glazed and/or tinted with subtle shimmering mica powders, gilders paste, embellished with swarovski crystals and heat cured.
I’ve also explored creating my own resin opalescent jewels. I call them ‘faery stones’ as I got the idea from a magical story and couldn’t find a real stone that had the right opalescent look without spending $40,000. Definitely over my budget!
I enjoy elevating a small everyday object into an objet d’art—a small, handcrafted object like a pill box, a pen, or a journal into something beautiful, colorful, intricate–made with love, infused with vibrant, shimmering color. Or to create a piece of archetypal jewelry that carries an image that inspires and uplifts. I think it heals something in us to have even a few such ordinary handcrafted and beautifully embellished objects in our lives as an alternative the stainless steel, assembly-line, colorless manufactured look that has become the norm in our society. I find that even to have a few such handmade objects is comforting and fills a de-personalized vacuum I suspect many of us feel.
In future I plan to create more wall art, combining images and paintings with mixed mosaics.
I’m also interested in creating individualized made-to-order pieces.
Please contact me if you’d like to purchase or order an item.
Thanks for visiting! Blessings.
Dona Bhavani/Mahdoni Designs
Boulder, CO 80304