ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hello friends ! I'm Tracy who creates The Jewelry CollectionsbyTracy.
Each piece of jewelry is hand created by me. It's a style of jewelry that evokes deep feelings in my soul that is wearable art made with precious metals, and stones.
A little about me. I was born in Germany, raised in Ohio, and now I live in the beautiful state of Kentucky. My creativity started early on with crafts and then later carried over into high school. I first learned how to use the torch when I took a course in Auto-body. The class taught me control, and confidence among many other things. That was so exciting to me, so I continued to learn the art of custom metal fabrication. I loved how I could bend, form, and even melt it into wearable art.
I later started to learn all about colored stones, crystals, and even glass while I was making beaded jewelry, but it wasn't satisfying to me. So I started to take some online classes with Gemological Institute of America. I then took some metalsmithing/silversmith classes with a wonderful teacher named Dewayne with UK University. I was instantly in love with the idea of making jewelry with metal while forging and using fire process just like in high school. I am always striving to learn new techniques and designs.
My creativity process is inspired by so many things. Mostly, I find lots of inspiration in my own life such as walking around in my yard or a hike in my woods. My family and friends also inspire me with ideas while being supportive and always encouraging me to live my dream of creating. There is such a wonderful variety of colors, smells and shapes that surround us if we only open our eyes and ears. The beautiful Ancient and rustic look of jewelry gives dimension, and character to the pieces I create. Old churches and castles also inspire me they are so fascinating. Their history, architecture, colors and style. While in my studio, I get lost in my own creative thoughts just like when I was a little girl.
Some other inspirations are singing, reading books and gardening, But, I seriously can't get enough of being out in nature.
Here I am today, a jewelry designer with limitless skills, and doing what I love to do. Come join me on this excitable journey of jewelry.
Start with browsing through my jewelry collection pages to get an idea of what you may have in mind. You’re sure to find a beautiful piece for a loved one, or perhaps a treasured piece that's calling out to you. Have a wonderful day!