For over thirty years, Carolyn has been exploring a wide variety of styles in jewelry creation, from the mystically-inclined to Art Nouveau-influences. In 2006, she started experimenting with incorporating reclaimed and recycled items such as Champagne tins (known as plaque de muselet) into miniature wearable pieces of art. This opened up a world of other food-themed items such as dollhouse miniatures and gashapon, Japanese gumball machine toys. Thus began several different lines of gastronomically-inspired jewelry: Just Desserts which offers up something for every sweet tooth from doughnuts to cakes to patisserie, Farmer’s Market for the health-conscious where fruits and vegetables take center stage, and Bento Box for the sushi lover. In Food Jewelry, Carolyn explores the ephemeral which is earmarked in much of her writings; artwork that may or may not have a lifespan beyond the immediate and utilizes actual food. The Edwardian collection taps into another of Carolyn’s passions — that of the past — where she repurposes guilloché enameled cufflinks and other scrap jewelry from the Edwardian and Victorian eras, providing a second life and a new look. Lastly, her spiritual past is ever-present with the occasional creation of a talisman or amulet, usually for commission, samples of which can found in the Alchemical line.
To see items currently available to purchase, visit her store on Etsy.