For Joy Smith, it all started in an art gallery. She had studied art history in college and dabbled in painting and drawing, but it was when she worked at a gallery that she realized she wanted to be the artist. After taking lost-wax carving classes, she was hooked and @communionbyjoy was born. Now she’s been sculpting jewelry for over 10 years, calling Culver City, CA home.
She works in wax, carving miniature sculptures into rings, necklaces and earrings with dental tools, files and sandpaper. Her intricate pieces draw from nature and the mystery behind the veil of life. She loves ritual and symbolism, a clear inspiration in her jewelry. In her own words, her brand empowers strength with feminine elegance. It is modern vintage with a touch of bohemian flair. She loves making jewelry that carries an energy of inner-strength and contains the power from the designs or stones she sets into them.
Connecting to people and their stories keeps her creative fire going. Connect with Joy on Instagram: @communionbyjoy #makers #communionbyjoy
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