"I would recommend not rushing anything; great pieces can take time to design and you shouldn’t pressure yourself!"
- Eden of @silversistersjewelry on Instagram
MEET THE ARTIST
@silversistersjewelry on Instagram
Eden is a jewelry artist based in Portland, Oregon. She started metalsmithing in fall of 2021, and has been posting her creations on Instagram @silversistersjewelry.
THE JOURNEY TO CREATING JEWELRY
Eden shared that she loves wearing jewelry and was picky about her style. She added, "Making jewelry is a creative outlet for me that allows me to have freedom in what I make for myself while also sharing what I make with others."
She said that she's still experiencing learning curves almost every week. "I am fairly new to the craft but I am loving the journey." Eden is still finding her favorite styles and techniques in making her work, and love being challenged by other people to go further than she did yesterday in her creativity.
Recalling her very first piece sold, Eden said that it was after she posted a photo of stones she had available. Her friend from college reached out to ask for a custom piece. How amazing!
Behind Eden's brand name is a really sweet and thoughtful story! "I grew up on a farm with a view of the Three Sisters mountain range in my back yard. I also love and adore my twin sister, and it felt fitting that I would encompass my favorite person as well as a favorite childhood memory in my brand name."
Let's take a look at some of Eden's creations!
Handmade Turquoise Jewelry by Eden of @silversistersjewelry on Instagram
ARTIST'S DESIGN STYLE
Eden's very first AHA moment when she started creating involves turquoise! She shared, "I have been trying to dive more into the world of turquoise (whereas initially it was hard to stray from jasper of any kind!). Making pieces with turquoise has been really eye-opening for me in terms of others’ preferences as well as new design ideas that fit with each unique cabochon. I am very pleased with my initial pieces that include turquoise and can’t wait to make more!"
Here are a few more beautiful creations by Eden!
THE DESIGN PROCESS
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