Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved stories about horses, fairies, magical creatures, cursed medieval kingdoms, talking lions, and little people who lived in the walls and “borrowed” things. Just as much as the stories, she loved the art that accompanied them. So much so, she loved to write and illustrate her own….
That love continued into adulthood, when I set the artist/illustrator in me aside, focusing solely on writing. After many years and a few completed novels, I had a book and a novella published.
When The Awakening Fire and “The Mystic’s Promise” went out of print, I felt the call to return to the visual and tactile aspects of my creativity. I completed the correspondence course with Art Instruction Schools of Minneapolis, and in 2007, after a basic course in creating wire jewelry. I was hooked. It was like drawing with wire. So I founded Kell’s Creations, and my work was juried into two shows that same year.
I have since expanded my repertoire to incorporate gemstones, polymer clay, dichroic glass, metal clay, ribbons, resin, feathers, fibers, and even found objects. I also love to include transfers of my paintings, and my style shows a strong influence from the Art Nouveau era, with special inspiration by Rene Lalique and Alphonse Mucha. When you look at my jewelry, whether it’s strictly wire and gemstones, or whether it incorporates metal clay and my artwork, a part of me is still that little girl who was once upon a time fascinated by magical myths and fairy tales, which is why I create “enchanting artwear and artwork for dreamers and romantics.”
My jewelry has been published in Step by Step Wire Jewelry and Bead Trends, and one my pieces, “Faerie Carnivale,” a mixed-media precious metal clay and wire jewelry statement necklace featuring one of my fantasy art cameo portraits, received a silver medal award from Fire Mountain Gems, while “Serafina the Seahorse,” a polymer clay and wire statement necklace, was a finalist. I am a graduate of Rio Rewards, a Precious Metal Clay certification course sponsored by the internationally known and respected jewelry supply company Rio Grande.
As for my personal life, I live on a cattle ranch in central New Mexico with my husband of 32 years, and I work out of our home. We have one daughter, and now three beautiful grandchildren have blessed our lives.
Thank you for reading and enjoy your visit to my website!