Finding Beauty In Imperfections

I have often wondered, what is perfection? Is imperfection a failure? How could I be perfect? These questions go back to my childhood when I was repeatedly told that only the pursuit of perfection is worthwhile. I always felt that there was an invisible standard pushing me towards achieving perfection in life.

 

I feel achieving perfection is nearly impossible, however, my experiences with nature have proven that imperfections are all around me… and they are beautiful. I discovered that naturally occurring, imperfect, eye-catching, and beautiful accidents bring individuality, diversity, and beauty to everything. Cultivating beauty in these imperfections has become a passion that drives me forward. I carefully incorporate those discarded/abandoned natural objects into my work to elevate and redefine the beauty of imperfection.

 

I strive to create a perfect collision of beauty and imperfection using jewelry, symbolizing my connection with nature. Perfect imperfections exist naturally in nature and all of humanity.

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Beauty of Flaws, Necklace, Sterling silver, oyster shell, pearl, cz. 2021

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IMP.II, Brooch, Sterling Silver, oystrer shell, pearl, cz, silicon, 2021

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IMP.III, Bracelet, Sterling silver, driftwood, cz, 2021

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IMP.IV, Brooch, Sterling silver, driftwood, copper, enamel, stainless steel, 2021

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IMP.V, Brooch, Sterling silver, driftwood, acrylic paint, pearl, stainless steel, 2021

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IMP.VI, Necklace, Sterling silver, driftwood, cz, 2021

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IMP.VII, Ring, Driftwood, sterling silver, sapphire, cz. 2022

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IMP.VIII, Ring, Driftwood, sterling silver, pearl, acrylic paint. 2022

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IMP.IX, Brooch, Driftwood, sterling silver, red Jasper, pearl, stainless steel. 2022

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IMP.X, Brooch, Driftwood, sterling silver, red Jasper, pearl, stainless steel. 2022

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IMP.XI, Necklace, Sterling silver, driftwood, pearl, stainless steel. 2022

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IMP.XII, Ring, Driftwood, sterling silver, pearl, garnet. 2022

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IMP.XIII, Bracelet, Driftwood, sterling silver, pearl. 2022

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IMP.XIV, Earring, Oyster shell, sterling silver, pearl, cz. 2022

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IMP.XV, Earring, Driftwood, sterling silver, pearl. 2022

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IMP.XVI, Ring, Driftwood, sterling silver, cz. 2022