SilkWire Jewelry & O! Jolly! Knitted Design have joined forces to present the Of Hand, Spirit & Earth Studio in the rapidly growing Downtown Jersey City. We are now available by appointment only.
The Forces behind Of Hand, Spirit & Earth Studio Olgalyn Jolly & Jacquie Bird/SilkWire Jewelry
The Of Hand, Spirit & Earth Studio is a hop, skip & jump on the PATH train across the Hudson River from NYC to Grove Street, then minutes away. We launched October 18th during the Jersey City Artists Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-6:00.
From Sophisticated Ladies to Of Hand, Spirit, & Earth Studio. Jacquie Bird and Olgalyn Jolly. Two Friends, Dancer/Singers, fellow tour buddies and Artisans join forces to offer a new studio showcasing their creations known as SilkWire Jewelry and O! Jolly!
SilkWire Jewelry 'Individuality plus Wellness in ONE' combines the conductive energy of Copper wire with the Healing power of Gemstones to create JewelryArt that is Beautiful and Spiritual. My Creations are Handmade using 100% silk, copper wire, gemstones, shells, pearls, bronze or silver. My JewelryArt is adjustable, bendable, washable, and can be molded to the wearer’s body. One-size-fits-many Conversation Pieces. I also do custom work consulting on the stones used. Vegan JewelryArt upon request. www.silkwirejewelry.com
There's a Healin' from the Earth y'all!
Olgalyn says this about her O! Jolly! Knitted Design:
"No More Boring Knits! Plain knits will be relegated to utilitarian purpose only. Fashion knits will have bold poly-textures, compelling structures. This is my mission. I want to take you there!
It was on a trip to Japan in 1983 (performing with the Broadway show "Sophisticated Ladies") that I first became aware of the sweaters of Kansai Yamamoto. These were like no sweaters I had ever seen before: intricate stitches, bold fiber combinations, surprising accents. By 1984 I had my very first knitting machine, a Bulky 8, which I dutifully packed and brought with me on the next road trip. I began designing and knitting my first sweaters while on tour, inspired by the wild designs I had seen the year before.
The next twist of my showbiz career, as a member of the electronic music group Silicon Soul, brought new development to my knitting. Between gigs, I studied draping, pattern making, machine knitting technology and design at Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology, at home in New York City.
O! Jolly! gradually evolved in the late 80s, alternately as a line of "fashion forward" knitwear, a creator of fiberart, and a source for knitted textile design. With the new millennium came my knitting/design hiatus in order to have the time to homeschool my son. It was also a time for much virtual design and reflection on what was to come.
January 1, 2011 marked the reestablishment of O! Jolly! I have an abundance of designs that are being realized. I am eager to collaborate with others, to teach, and to learn. I share tips, tools, and techniques on Crafting Fashion www.craftingfashion.com. To see my fabrics, please visit the O! Jolly! site."
To set up an appointment you can holla at us on our Facebook wall or message us www.facebook.com/OfHandSpiritandEarthStudio or pop me an email on my SilkWireJewelry site
for having me as a guest on Your Wonder.