Please be aware that this is Light Art Jewelry or LED Art Jewelry. This is Not so called LED Jewelry, or what may be called lighted jewelry. This is not the simple 'blinky' jewelry that is given out at trade shows and parties. Nor is it 'glow sticks' that you see at raves and dances.
This is true Light Art, where you see the light interact on other medium such as metals, crystals, and engraved glass.
I make great effort to ensure that the viewer does not see the source of light itself. They only see the light as it interacts with the other mediums that I use.
I also refuse to use any blinking. It's irritating. All of this LED art jewelry is either constant or changes very slowly, like for example, over the course of five minutes to change from one color pattern to another.
If you are looking for either glow sticks or blinking LED Jewelry to give out at your trade shows and parties, I invite you to please go to a search engine and type in LED jewelry or Light jewelry or glow sticks.
Working with steel, stainless steel, and light to create unique experiences in light art and light sculpture that express feeling through the medium of light.
Each of these pieces of light art jewelry has beem designed by a combination of experimentation as well as visions recalled from childhood experiences, fantasies, and dreams.
The metals used in these pieces is mostly scrap; either picked up from the the side of the road during my bicycle commute; given to me by bicycle shops who were going to throw it away; bought for next to nothing at estate sales; or given to me by friends. I try to use stainless steel or cromoly steel (which is used for bicycle gears and sprockets) as these do not rust as easily as mild steel.
As a light artist and metal/glass artist, I feel that it is my duty to take scrap metal and glass and let to be reborn to be jewelry that adorns me and lets me shine
My newest hobbies of glass engraving and stone lapidary allow me to provide greater breadth in the beauty and symbolic meaning of these pieces.
For those of you in the Portland, Oregon area, I hope that you can see these in person. I do wear these out and about all the time. A camera is just not able to capture the fully dynamic range of light and color of these pieces.
Most likely spots here in Portland where I can be seen wearing this stuff are bicycle community events, Radical Faerie gatherings at Breitenbush Hot Springs, Portland Gay Mens Chorus Concerts, OMSI After Dark, and many of our Dorkbot meetings at Backspace Cafe.
If you are an Intel employee in Oregon, I do wear these at the annual Intel night at OMSI. Sorry, I do not wear any of my light art while working at Intel as they are distracting.
I am desparately looking to meet other light artists in this region if there are any. If you are a light artists or LED artist, however you call it, or are aspiring to be a light artist, I would love to get in touch with you. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.