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Amy Vanderels Pop up for Rockport Makers Festival

December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Join us on Saturday December 14th for Rockport Makers Festival, we will be hosting up and coming jeweler Amy Vanderels of Amesbury.  She will be doing a demo of her letter stamped Arbus necklace and selling alarge selection of her jewelry.  Here is a bit about Amy Where are you from, and where do you live now? I was born and raised in New Hampshire, wandered around the world for a while, and now have my home and my studioin Amesbury, Mass. What is your craft? I make jewelry out of metal, stationery with a typewriter, and art out of wax. When and why did you startmaking jewelry? When? With macaroni and yarn in kindergarten, glass seedbeads and floss in high school, hemp and ceramic beads in college, and metal ever since. Why? I like to make things with my hands and also I liketo give handmade gifts. Can you tell us a bit about your process? I usually have a spark of an idea, sometimes I sketch, but usually I cut shapesand punch holes and solder things together to try to make what I am picturing. Then I wear it around for a while and see if there is anything annoying or dangerous or blah about the design. Then I do a bit of market testing in person at my markets/shows. Then, if they are not annoying or dangerous or blah to me, and they are selling well at markets, I get them up on my site and out to my store accounts. How would you describe your jewelry or aesthetic? I have a hard time describing my jewelry. Someone very dear to me once said that it is “Simple, elegant and made with such good spirit.” I liked that. Who is your muse? It’s hard to pick one. Feist, Amelie, Charlotte Gainsbourg. I guess I like girls with bangs, quirkiness, and a unique sense of self and style *as I brush my bangs out of my eyes*  

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December 14, 2019
10:00 am