Meet This Year's O Bracelet Designers
My work is an evolution of contemporary African-influenced, mixed-media art. I use pencil, ink, cardstock, polymer clay, imported African cloth, and other fibers to create unique one-of-a-kind art pieces depicting women dancing, singing, and praising in celebration of life. I've always drawn and made costume jewelry, and 10 years ago I taught myself to use polymer clay to make Afrocentric beads. These made my jewelry unique and prompted me to create a dancing sister brooch, clothed in African fabrics. That brooch ultimately evolved into a series of framed mix-media art works that are lively and fun.
The O Bracelet Project: The O project is an opportunity for me and other women to use our skills as artists to assist in making jewelry that financially benefits women in Rwanda, and that brings attention to the plight of women in Rwanda and around the world.
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