ALICE MACDONALD - CHRYSALIS
I believe that how we adorn ourselves can mirror the beauty with in us. In my work I am inspired by the beauty of nature, history, myths and legends and the materials that I work with. My jewelry is composed of very fine wire, which is crocheted into a web of a collar. I then reweave it with wire, gems, pearls, and beads into intricate and complex designs. My wire necklaces resemble intricate lace, inspired by historical adornments. It is lace that is infused with the beauty of the earth who made the gems, and shimmers of myths and magic. My work is unique and the techniques that I use I have spent years developing. I truly believe they are art to wear. My hope is that the necks that are adorned with my work have moments of enchantment and find the mundane transformed.