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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.
"I am always doing what I cannot do yet in order to learn how to do it"
Vincent Van Gogh
"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection"
Frequently asked questions
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.).
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.
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.
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.