|Earrings © Janice Ray-Lehmkuhl|
As a very young girl my mother would leave me at the stores’ jewelry counters to gaze at all the jewelry, while she shopped. Still mesmerized by the texture, color, style, sparkle and beauty of jewelry, I love the many varied materials assembled in such a way that a piece creates itself. Freeform sustains my inner desire to create a unique piece.
Each piece is my new favorite and difficult to part with. I like my pieces to be the crowning addition to everyone’s apparel style. Some pieces are subtle while others are “over the top.” A culmination of years of creative experiences goes into each piece. Some flow smoothly while others will fight me until I am satisfied. I strive to let loose the artistic expression I am feeling at the moment, rather than for perfection.
I also love to paint and decorate gourds, apparel, art on canvas and polymer clay sculptures. After many years in the childrens’ dance studio business, I am now free to pursue other lifelong interests. I am happy and content. Part of me goes into the making of each of my creations. Enjoy!