R&R Legacy News and Musings

Why I use repurposed and salvaged materials

Posted by Jarrett Leone on

Whether it is jewelry or sculpture, I love using recycled and salvaged materials, and found or repurposed objects in my work.

For one thing, I love the process of finding the materials. It's like a treasure hunt. I might be sifting through the piles of metal and strange objects at the scrap yard, digging through a chest full of random world coins at an antique store or randomly finding something really cool on a walk around town or hike through the woods. Either way, It's really fun for me.

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I Love Using Coins to Make Jewelry

Posted by Jarrett Leone on

I love using circulated currency as an artistic medium. Each coin has its own story to tell. As I am working, I wonder-- where has this coin traveled? What was traded for it? How many lives has it connected before finding its way to my workbench to be transformed into a unique piece of jewelry?

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