I have always been delighted by beautiful fabrics and yarns … I am a bit of an obsessed collector . I love to make practical unique wearable art.. by reusing, reclaiming and recycling most of my materials, my studio is chock full of all kinds of fabric, trims and yarn …
I’ve always had a fascination, as far back as I remember, with jewelry and all things sparkly. In my teenage years I started collecting vintage costume jewelry and my natural inclination was to explore how and where such beautiful objects were made. From working in design houses that opened in the 1930’s and 40’s I learned many of the old and lost techniques from some of the industries “old timers”. Today I’m a 10+ year veteran jewelry designer who enjoys inspiring others as well as exploring my own creative venues. Please note, my pieces are one of a kind so the items shown on this page may be subject to previous sale.
Fruitcake Designs is one of a kind and multiples of mixed media jewelry, mainly using the soft soldering technique. Vintage inspired pieces can include glass,tin, fabric trims, beach stones and polymer clay. Adornment to create your own mystical and modern look.