:: Olivia Kissel Designs ::
Tribal Adornment for your Body and your Home
Available at Online Store and at Olivia’s workshops and performances.
On jewelry: “I combine textile elements that may be 3,000 miles and hundreds of years apart. It’s fascinating to see how the elements fit together so elegantly. The de-construction of the original pieces feels like archeology in a way. Through the process I am able to see how the pieces were constructed, and more closely appreciate the component parts. I feel closer to the craftswomen who fabricated the intricate Kuchi pendants, Pakistani ornamented coins, and Turkoman chokers through this process. The ingenuity of the craftswomen is astounding! They take bits and bobbles- disgarded fabrics and metals (basically TRASH, incuding scrap from melted down tanks), and turn them into objects of beauty in clever, inexpensive yet stunning ways.” ~Olivia