When I’m shopping for someone during the holiday season, I try to find presents that are practical and can be used in their day to day life, but not something they would normally buy for themselves. At the top of that list, for men and women alike, is jewelry! That’s why I’m so excited to share today’s maker with you. Moving seamlessly between wire-wrapping and silver casting, Third Eye Assembly‘s fluid jewelry designs have come together in the gorgeous unisex lattice series.
tell us a bit about what you do – your process, your materials, what inspires and drives you.
Considering how light interacts with each gemstone facet or crystal specimen I hold in my hands, the wheels in my head begin to turn, consequently setting my creative process in motion. I find inspiration in the materials I use, and seeking out beautiful gemstones and crystals is what fuels the fire. Embracing the use of facets and texture in order to mirror the shape and lustre of various gems and minerals, the design process begins.
Conscientious along each step of the way, from design on paper to final polish, I find serenity in the act of creating jewelry. My mind is at ease when I’m sawing out an intricate design in sheet metal or wire wrapping for what seem like timeless stretches. I am still fascinated by the the solid to liquid transformation of metal under the heat of my torch. These day to day jewelry processes still leave me with a feeling of awe and I feel truly blessed to be able find happiness in the small things.
what is your favorite holiday tradition?
When I think about the holidays I think about one thing above all else and that is the food. Now, the good times spent with family is obviously close to the top as well, but I am a man who loves to eat. My ideal meal features some turkey, honey baked ham, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. And I really like to make little sandwiches out of dinner rolls! That’s me in a nutshell.
what’s your favorite gift to give?
I love music and I spend a lot of time seeking out new bands. My favorite gift to give is an album or mixed CD. I know these days that CD’s are outdated but I still find a lot of pleasure in introducing someone to a new album they may fall in love with. I also love to gift crystals and prints of my pen and ink drawings.
how do you maintain your creative process through the hectic holiday season?
I maintain my creative process through having a set routine. I dedicate a certain number of hours per day to practicing new jewelry techniques, working on current jewelry projects, business administrative tasks, and I typically draw with my Radiograph pen for at least 15 minutes before going to bed.
any resolutions for the new year?
My main resolution for the new year is to stick to the daily routine I have drawn up for an ideal day in the workshop. Whenever I stray from the routine is when I feel like I haven’t had a productive day, which in turn creates some anxiety. I also just joined the Seattle Bouldering Project and I want to make sure that I go there at least 3 times a week to work my way up to some outdoor climbing adventures.
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images via third eye assembly.
Check out all 12 Makers of Christmas: all roads | candelles | colore´ grace | friedasophie | même | moulton | morning ritual jewelry | paper and clay | rebecca atwood | suite one studio | third eye assembly | yield design co.
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