One wonderful example of a found object artisan is Chrystal Nausse who is based in New Orleans. She makes real acorn jewelry out of the acorn cupules or caps she finds. Her shop name is unforgettable - Nuttier than a Squirrel. What I like about her minimalist style is how she teams up the acorn caps with many different kinds of gemstones. These gemstones add color to her designs.
|Real Acorn with Ruby Zoisite Earrings|
But the route to her Etsy store was a slow one. Chrystal explained why : " I have a formal art degree (and now a Master’s in Anthropology, but we won’t talk about that), so I was a little reluctant to start making “crafty earrings”. But folks thought that they were the cutest things EVER…and kept insisting that I carry a line of my jewelry in their shops. So I gave in slowly…"
|Real Acorn with Chrysocolla Pendant Necklace|
"I collect, create, photograph, and market everything all by myself. I guess I’m a bit of a Renaissance woman. Or a busy little squirrel. And I drink lots, and lots of coffee."
Her packaging design photo with stamped acorns, pinecones and that squirrel like tail is spot on!
|Real acorn earrings with bronzite|
|Real acorn jewelry with peridot|
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