Arlene MacDonald

AMAC JEWELRY

I have been making jewelry for the past 25 years; you may have seen me at one of the fine Art Shows in Minnesota: Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, Edina Art Fair, Loring Park Art Festival, Defeat of Jesse James Days, Lakeville Art Festival, Powder Horn Park Art Fair, or the Gresham Art Walk in Gresham, Oregon.

I am currently selling at The Nook and Cranny 412 Central Ave. Faribault, Minnesota, and NW Creations and Collectibles 364 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, Oregon.

My favorite work is with seed beads and a needle and thread. When I am creating a piece of jewelry I am not thinking of the look of the finished piece, the piece will take on its own identity as I go. To my surprise, I somehow come up with a wearable piece of art. I like to start with a color or a piece of found material like an acorn or a discarded old earring. I like to use recycled material as well as Swarovski crystal. I guess you could say I am all over the spectrum. My latest work is with wire, seed beads, and Swarovski crystals. I start with one color and start mixing them as I go.