LAURA BETH LOVE
My name is Laura Beth Love and I design jewelry.
My designs incorporate a variety of unique and unusual salvaged materials.
I am most known for my jewelry made from broken vintage china. My jewelry is recognizable by my signature style of silver soldering and beaded solder details, a technique which takes years to master. All of the china that I use for this jewelry is previously damaged, either from age, use, or both. My broken china jewelry can be found at my website www.dishfunctionaldesigns.com
Much of the time I spend in my studio is spent experimenting with new techniques and materials. I try to look at ordinary things in new ways, and ask myself how a certain material could be turned into something completely different and new, yet still be recognizable as its original form.
I am a self taught artist. I believe that this offers me a realm of creativity that has no boundries. After all, necessity is the mother of invention! I develop new techniques through good old trial and error, and often during this process wonderful things happen.
I choose to work with old salvaged materials due to the personal and emotional connections that people have with these objects.
I revel in their history.