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Kelly Jones - A Modern Artist

STORY OF AN ARTIST

I am still discovering myself as an artist, and I hope it is a never-ending journey. I believe in the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi: the art of imperfection. Wabi-sabi is everything that today’s sleek, mass-produced, technology-saturated culture isn’t. It’s flea markets, not shopping malls; aged wood, not swank floor coverings; one single morning glory, not a dozen red roses. Wabi-sabi understands the tender, raw beauty of a gray December landscape and the aching elegance of an abandoned building or shed. My inspiration is nature, and my muse is color. New color combinations I want to try keep me awake at night.
I just love to play with color, and want to bring beauty into the world. Some artists strive to shock the viewer or make a statement, but my goal is to make unique, beautiful things.

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"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection"

Michelangelo

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Frequently asked questions

Sizing Details


I cannot provide a sizing chart as I dye all brands and sizes. I try to provide the manufacturers name in every listing. I recommend for sizing information that you look up that manufacturers sizing charts on their own website. Thsi will give you the most accurate sizing information for that item. I also list the size on the tag, and my approximation of the size number this equates to (in other words, if it is a size "large" I try to estimate if that is a size 8, 10, etc.). Also measurements are taken from one side seam of the garment to the other and from the hem to the top of the shoulder. If there is another measurement you would find helpful, please ask and I will be happy to provide it. If clothes you buy from me do not fit, I will accept returns (per my shop policy) but they buyer must pay return shipping.




Clothing Care Instructions


All ice-dyed clothing is washed in hot water before and after dying. This sometimes shrinks the clothing, so it is pre-shrunk. It should not shrink any further after it is dyed. I used fiber-reactive dye on natural fabrics, and soda ash fixer to fix the dye. I also use special textile detergent that removes excess dye after dying. Ice dye colors are very intense due to the dye being applied directly to the fabic, un-diluted. The color should maintain this intensity through dozens of washings and fade very little. I do recommend, however, washing your ice-dyed garment separate from other clothing (especially light colors) for the first 5-10 washing, just in case. Some dye may bleed from ice-dyed garments.




Sterling silver vs. Silver-plated


Many people prefer sterling silver, which is lovely, over silver-plated. But sterling tarnishes faster than silver-plated. And with good quality plating, it is difficult to see a difference. Plus, sterling is so expensive, I usually will use silver-plated findings to save my customers money. When I do use sterling silver, for fine jewelry, you will see it noted and also see a difference in the price point. Other metals, such as bronze and copper, are usually the actual, pure metal.




Annealing glass


All of my glass items are properly annealed in a kiln that is digitally-controlled, which strengthens the glass. Most cheap glass items made in China are not properly annealed (and often not cleaned of bead-release either), and therefore, they break easily. Glass that is properly annealed is quiet hardy and should last for generations.





 
 

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