STATEMENT / BIO
I believe that jewelry is the ultimate form of wearable art.
As a graduate of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and having a predilection for fashion, I have always been interested in the ways art and fashion collide and crossover - specifically as it relates to jewelry and accessories. The result is functional works of sculpture to adorn and be adored. Seeking knowledge of ways to combine art and fashion I continued my education and received an Advanced Degree in Jewelry Design at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM).
With ongoing study in both lapidary and metalsmithing, I continue to advance my goals of creating fashion forward, one of a kind, handmade jewelry. Using reclaimed costume jewelry, recycled gems, sustainably collected rocks and other neglected treasures I aim to breathe new life into each and every piece.
Re-wear the worn. Re-tell the story. Re-think the traditional. Trends come and go, fashion transcends. Art is wearable.
Megan West McHone - MWM Designs
DEGREES & AFFILIATIONS
California Institute of The Arts (CalArts) : BFA
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) : Advanced Degree Jewelry Design
Pasadena Lapidary Society (PLS) : Member
Center For The Arts Eagle Rock : Member
Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society : Member
Antelope Valley Indian Museum : Member
NELA Thrift Archaeology Society : Founding Member