Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wednesday Featured Artist - TheEclectricElement

My featured artist of the day is Kayla from TheElectricElement. Kayla makes stunning pieces of jewelry, each very different. You can spend quite some time browsing her shop as there is so much to see. Take a look for yourself and read on to learn about this budding young artist!

Give us a little background about yourself

Well my name is Kayla and I am 19 years young. I have lived in Illinois for most of my life so needless to say I can't wait to get out of it. Lol. Unfortunatly I have been sick with Lyme Disease for the last 5 1/2 years so I have missed out on pretty much everything a normal teenage life consists of, but everything I have gained from the experience makes up for the 'normal teenage' part. Like the fact that being sick brought me to my love of jewelry making!

What do you create?
I love to create anything and everything that I get my hands on. But what takes up most of my time is my jewelry.

What type of materials do you like working with?
I will work with anything that you give me, but my favorite is upcycled materials that I stumble upon. When I see a certain piece of something or other, I can envision what it's going to look like in jewelry form.

Is this a full time or part time venture?
This is a full time venture at the moment because I'm too sick to go to work or hold any sort of job.

How to you manage your time?
Honestly I don't have to manage my time because 24 hours out of 24 hours are free.

What is your favorite item in your shop right now and why?
I think my favorite thing would be the Au Natural necklace because it is one of my earlier pieces and is directly tied to the Earth. Also, it was my first wire wrapped pieces.

What are your goals for 2009?
My number one goal for 2009 is to be able to live my life. I don't have to be 100% better, but I would love to be able to go out on a walk by myself without having to lug out the wheelchair and have someone drop everything to go push me around.

And just for fun...

Favorite color

Favorite food
That's a hard one! I would have to go with a cheeseburger =]

Favorite music
I'm now into the alternative music like Iron & Wine and Joshua Radin.

Favorite movie
It depends on my mood and the genre.
I guess today it would be Love Me If You Dare.


  1. Wow! She's very talented! I just love the pendant with the leaves on it.

  2. great shop! definitely hearted.

  3. eclecticelement:
    Sorry to hear about your Lyme disease. I know it is not the same, but in a small way I can relate because some years ago I got real sick and they thought it was Lyme. Turned out to be Fibromyalgia. I get tired very easily and like you don't think I can handle a full time job-so I am trying to work from home. Hope you feel better and keep at it-I like your jewellery a lot-nice color combo.