THE STORY OF TINA'S SEDONA
Meet the Artist, Tina Levy
When I started making jewelry in 2000, mostly recycling my mom’s discards into more artistic pieces, I discovered that she enjoyed wearing my new versions. It was then that I became excited about exploring and learning jewelry making techniques from YouTube videos. Even though my mom passed some years ago. I am positive that she still influences my creations. I also credit a number of designers for inspiring me, and I give them credit in my product listings, but I mostly create my own designs and patterns as I go along using recognized standard techniques.
My talent lies in “interrupting” symmetry whenever possible, and selecting distinct color combinations, talents that define me more as a unique jewelry artist than as a jewelry creator. I let my senses lead me during construction so the work flows easily through my hands. One of my past obsessions had me wire wrapping aluminum nuggets from my husband's fire pit projects. Now my inspiration is mostly fed by exploring the American Southwest. When my rock hound husband and I moved from Florida to Utah in early 2019, my creative energies catapulted into wire wrapping weathered stones from nearby rivers.
I've recently decided to sell online because of people's enthusiasm for the creativity, sharp attention to detail, and skilled craftsmanship of my pieces. I have also joined the ranks of jewelry artist blogs to highlight our mountains hikes and the inspired wearable art jewelry that follows. Thank you for supporting me in spreading the word about these labors of love.