Hello, my name is Louisa.
I live in Austin, Tx. I'm currently a student at Austin community College, where i ponder and like to create my art pieces. I use sterling silver mostly simply because its cheaper than the precious metals and easier to work with. Sterling takes less heat than gold or platinum. I do try to incorporate some gold in my pieces to have some contrast, but i like setting different stones mostly, because they have deep and contrastive color to them
I love books, movies, traveling, and music. I enjoy going to festivals. I also like painting and making things out of wax. I love going places and drawing or getting ideas on sight. Most of my inspirations are from day to day life, my best work coes from things ive seen, such as a live show or even an art museum that have artwork that drive me to do something creative.
Although i live in the heart of Texas, so far my pieces have many influences such as other famous artists, such as Picasso, Dali, and even Rembrandt. They are my favorites. I don't want to forget astronomy, sexuality, the body, emotions, religion and even...of course, everyone's favorite, nature. Although the transformations in most of my jewelry, that I've made so far have to do with things I've seen on T.V, in a movie, or a dream i had the night previously. The process of my ideas are simple I think of a design or image. I draw it out in my sketchbook. Think on how to go about making the piece, either carve the shape I want in wax, if necessary saw it out in silver sheet. Then more filing and more sanding it smoother, so I can shape the piece out. Soldering, setting the stone, cleaning, polishing.