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 on this website and also at www.dishfunctionldesigns.etsy.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 boundaries. 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.
I love to help people learn how to foster their creativity, and my goal is to inspire others to live creative lives.
LAURA BETH LOVE
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