Instructor: Lauren Checchio
I grew up in NY and I remember when I was in Middle School my living room was turned into a factory to keep up with the demand of my mother's growing jewelry business. She was making these Mickey Mouse charm necklaces. I would wake up in the middle of the night sometimes and come downstairs to find Mickey's head in a vice and my mom drilling out the" Brains" through Mickey's ears so she could put the Mickey Mouse figure's on a string to make necklaces out of them.
I love making jewelry and have been doing it professionally for the last 2 yrs. I get my inspiration from the stones themselves, all their different color's and shapes. I also love learning new techniques and have found Eni Oken to be a great source for allowing my knowledge of wire wrapping to flourish. I am also a Middle Eastern percussionist and I think the influence of the cultures whose music I play comes through my work. I take great pride in my work and hope you enjoy wearing it as much as I do making it.
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