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Lori Linkous Devine
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I’ve been in business for over 10 years and have hundreds of happy customers. But on’t just take my word for it. You can find out what they have to say here:
IN CASE YOU WERE CURIOUS
LOLiDE (pronounced low-lih-day) is a one woman show. Everything you see is designed and created by me, by hand in my studio in Seattle.
I've been making things with my hands since I can remember. I was raised in semi-rural Virginia by Depression-era grandparents. My grandfather, never one to throw anything away - or purchase expensive art materials - kept what we referred to as the "junk room." But to me, this was my supply closet, the place where I got all of the materials for my many projects, from the leftover rug remnants and house paint I used in a handmade doll-less house, to old pieces of tire I used to make a pair of flip flops. While I now have more access to tools and materials, I still find that sometimes the greatest catalyst for creativity is circumscription.
My work uses a combination of organic and industrial shapes with a sculptural focus. With a background in printmaking and a love of architecture, I have come to see jewelry-making as a type of sculpture that allows me to incorporate both these aesthetics. I try make every creation a small work of art, even down to the clasps and ear wires which are designed to be not just functional but add to the overall beauty of each piece.
I find inspiration in the intersection of light and dark, order and chaos, natural vs. industrial -- the beautiful lush organic vine growing on a rusted glass and steel structure or the sound of rain on a metal roof -- things that connect my Virginia childhood with my new home in Seattle. I try to reflect this feeling of time, movement, and unexpected beauty in my designs, a marriage of my past and present.