Why Do I make Coin Rings?
Since I can remember I've always had a love for creating and being able to see beauty in art. I enjoy learning various crafts. I have continually found myself engaged in some form of artistic medium. I've learned photography, digital painting, web design, and recently started to learn woodturning in addition to coin rings.
I've been crafting coin rings for several years now and for the longest time I just gave them away as presents to friends and family. It started when I came across a video about making coin rings. Something about it struck a cord with me.
People place a low value on coinage, but here was an artist crafting a piece of art out of something most people would not pick off the ground. What was once valued at 25 cents by the world now crafted by an artisan into a piece of jewelry has broken through the perceived label wall. The coin isn't just reshaped, it is transformed and the way people perceive it is transformed too.
The concept resonated with me. I am currently working on my Education degree and I help children with special needs. I have a strong passion for teaching. As a educator I am helping craft future generations of individuals to realize they are worth more than what they or anyone else might think.
I hope to teach that we should not let labels dictate our future, if they wish to apply themselves and work hard they can craft their own future. I do not see people as a number, as each individual is a unique artisan searching to find their own inner artist. Crafting jewelry out of coins represents to me how we as individuals can transform and break through the label wall placed upon us by the world.
I believe that inside the soul of a every Artisan is a deep passion to transcend the limitations placed upon us by the world and to craft a future that is full of hope where we can learn, share, and enjoy the beauty of art.
"I believe that inside the soul of every Artisan is a deep passion to transcend the limitations placed upon us by the world and to craft a future that is full of hope where we can learn, share, and enjoy the beauty of art."