In her own words:
My name is Jacqueline. At JacquelineJewelry I am the owner and designer as well as the chief cook and bottlewasher! I live in New York City; one of the most vibrant urban areas of the world. New York is not totally the big city that outsiders think of it. It's made up of small neighborhoods and you get to know your neighbors just like in a small town.
I'm fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time designing my jewelry and home decor accessories.
I started my Etsy shop at the beginning of June 2010.
I got started when I was working in a craft gallery and was inspired by the crafts and jewelry that I worked around. I work in my home studio creating one-of-a-kind jewelry and some home décor accessories.
I have explored many artistic concepts over the years, from the ideas of impermanence and transience to the theory of the preciousness and sacredness of the everyday. Now I create jewelry and home decor that is accessible to both casual crafts enthusiasts and serious collectors. I hope the forms and materials I use will appeal to people on many different levels. Treating each jewelry piece as an individual work of wearable art, I create and sell timeless art meant for day into evening wear.
I am inspired by my inner creativity and I love looking at all kinds of different artwork and crafts. I know it sounds strange, but I am inspired by the materials I work with. I love color and texture and like to see what happens when I put different materials together.
My advice to other artists is to understand the need for promoting your work. With jewelry on the Internet and on Etsy, there is a lot of competiton and it’s important to feel comfortable with putting yourself in the spotlight.
I have had careers in pottery, graphic design and industrial design. Ever since I can remember, art in some shape or form has been my passion. I am a graduate of The College of Ceramics at SUNY with a BFA in sculpture and art history, an MFA in Arizona State University in environmental design, and an MID in industrial design from Pratt Institute. A perpetual student, I am self-taught in jewelry. I have also written and had published two books: Graphic Illustration in Black and White and Polymer Clay; Creating Functional and Decorative Objects.
Where to find Jacqueline Jewelry
Web Store: http://jacquelinejewelry.efreeme.com/
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/JacquelineJewelry/117947948261260?v=wall