Make a statement, and start a conversation, with wearable artworks
Every piece is soulfully hand fabricated to defy a world inundated with mass-produced accessories. Raw copper and brass take shape using a jeweler's saw and metalsmithing techniques such as: piercing, patina, hand-drawn etching, hammering, forming, stamping, and cold-connecting.
Each collection is a chapter of my life. Textures found in every adornment represent the significant characteristics of my soul; translated through patina, oxidation, hand etching, or hammering. The process is everything: the process of designing a piece that uses my life's stories for its voice; the process of sawing through the metal; the process of layering each piece; as I connect the sawn out elements that symbolize various aspects of my life. Process is where my soul comes to life for others to enjoy.
I believe when a person places a piece of my art on their body, or even in their home, our souls are forever joined through the energies of shared space and time. With an unwavering purpose to restore and reunite: individuality, reverence to craftsmanship, and the world's intrinsic beauty; I am connecting never-reproduced adornments and beautiful souls together, one at a time.
Breathe life back into your wardrobe by choosing adornments that say something extraordinary! Each adornment comes in its own keepsake black box with envelope, postcard, storing information, and a hand written thank you note.
A wearable artwork that is truly distinctive, never-reproduced, tells the story of a life, and connects one beautiful soul to another is what you get when you invest in a Dawna Gillespie original!
"From the Soul ~ For the Soul"