Ivy Long

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Artist Statement
I've always been fascinated by the fashions and textiles of past eras. Applying lacemaking and embroidery techniques to jewelry design allows me to create a modern, wearable version of the rich traditions of needle arts from the Renaissance to the Victorian eras. I find endless inspiration in the intricacy of the lace patterns, the colors of silks and semi-precious stones, and the meditative movement of the thread, the needle, and the hook.