ANY OR ALL PIECES ARE FOR SALE OR ARE AVAILABLE TO RENT FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT AS CENTER PIECES OR AS AN EXHIBIT IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA
The Art of Bling can only be compared to the artisans from the days of antiquity. Each bejeweled creation is fabricated to tell it’s own story. Pieces are meticulously encrusted with Austrian crystals, semi-precious stones, real and faux pearls, and high quality glass rhinestones. Glittering large and micro glass beads add a stunning flair. A dazzling effect is created by the placement of a captivating assortment of re-purposed necklaces, rings, earrings and brooches.
I have lavishly and extravagantly created jeweled art pieces that have such a breathtaking effect on viewers. The detailed master work takes approximately 800 to 1500 hours to complete. My passion for Art of Bling begins at sunrise and continues tirelessly throughout the night.
My creative vision begins with a focused search for a wooden model to use as a foundation for the placement of thousands of jewels. Antique stores, estate sales and auctions are integral in my quest.
Each ‘Bling Art’ piece features antique cloisonné animals. The ornate animals are placed amongst the jeweled creations of miniature trees, bridges, cages or tables that are themselves petite works of art. Other animal motifs are prominently displayed as major focal points, such as the piece entitled “Ark of Bling” Notably the alluring “Ark of Bling” based on the ancient story of the ark and the flood.
The placement of every crystal, bead or jewelry embellishment is exacting in detail and designed to dazzle. My signature jewel encrusted pieces are just the beginning on a path to commission further awe inspiring ‘Bling Art’ creations.Artist Statement