Monday, June 30, 2008

Amie King

My Dear

Amie King is a new member of Etsy Metal, and makes amazing pieces from found objects, sterling silver, copper, and patinas. You can find more on Amie King's website and blog, but definitely check out her Etsy Shop!

1. Where do you live, and where are you from?

I live in St. Louis, born and raised. Dream of moving to Italy.

Crest Necklace

2. How did you get started working with metal?

I have a Bachelors in Fine Art from the University of Missouri, they canceled their metals program in the middle of my degree, so I promised myself I would take some classes after I graduated. I have taken several class since. Metal stuck, my actual focus (graphic design) did not, although I use a lot of the elements I learned in school to make jewelry.

Buckle Ring

3. What are a few of your favorite pieces at the moment?

It is usually my most recent pieces. My new favorite is "Rescue Me" earrings.

Rescue Me

They are a little different than what I usually do. I also really like the new "Teach & Grow" necklace.

Teach and Grow

I am in the process of starting a non-profit for animals and troubled kids, involving art and some of the other important things they have cut from schools. I try to reflect the ideas of the rescue/camp in the names I put on the jewelry.

4. What inspires you (artists, objects, interests)?

I love old found objects. I like to take things that have been discarded and turn them into something useful. I love it when people say, "what are you going to do with that?", like it is too ugly to make anything pretty out of, and then they are pleasantly surprised with the finished product. Also inspired by nature, and color.

Mix and Match Earrings

5. Do you have any other artistic interests?

I like to paint, pretty much anything crafty. Don't know how to sew, but have all kinds of ideas for a clothing line in my head. I love to garden, cook, I love just about anything I can get my hands on. I bought a screen printer, but have not had time to mess with it. I also have a sandblaster. I have some cool plans for that too.

Silhouette Charms

1 comment:

Amie King--Saving the world One necklace at a time. said...

Hey that's me. Thanks ladies. So sweet to do this sort of thing. Crazy week with the animals, but as soon as things settle down, I am going to delve into this etsymetal thing. So far, it is so fabulous!

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