Communion - noun. The act of sharing one's thoughts and emotions with another or others; intimate converse
I have been sculpting jewelry for over 10 years. I have always loved art since I was a child. I studied some art history in college and dabbled in painting and drawing. My calling for jewelry design came when I worked at an art gallery and realized that I wanted to be the artist. After working in a gallery, I decided it was time to tap into my own artistic side. I started taking lost-wax carving classes at night and I was hooked! I loved the idea of being able to sculpt anything I wanted. I feel my brand empowers strength with feminine elegance. It is modern vintage with a touch of bohemian flair.
My inspiration comes from nature and the mystery behind the veil of life. This is a feeling I try to capture with my designs. When I give my attention to the life around me inspiration follows. I love ritual and symbolism. I find my inspiration communing with the spirit in nature, animals and people. I love to make jewelry that carries an energy of inner-strength and contains the power from the design or the stones I set into them. I keep my creative fire going by connecting to people and their stories.
I feel women who wear my jewelry have a strong sense of self and portray that in their style. They consist of women who have a penchant for art, travel and the spirit of life. These women accentuate their look with conversational pieces of jewelry. The Communion woman is a lover and collector of jewelry, who connects emotionally to the pieces they buy.
I meditate before creating my designs and allow myself to be used as a creative vessel. All pieces are ethically sourced made from recycled gold, slightly one-of-a-kind and unique.
Gem Gossip has fallen for Communion by Joy: "a unique jewelry line that has an edgy bohemian feel, with each design created using the lost wax method. This technique allows the designer to sculpt each piece, giving it many unique attributes unlike the average piece of store-bought jewelry. Another aspect that sets Joy apart is her spiritual aesthetic. She meditates before creating and designing - the positivity carries through in her jewelry."
– Love Gold (lovegold.com
“She's an incredible artist who pulls stories from wax to create powerful talismans. Her rings feel like tiny sanctuaries, quiet places to return throughout the day to be reminded of the strength, beauty, magic, and enchantment of being a woman. “
– Lulu Brud (ofthewolves.com)
Love, Joy Smith