Hey there, friends! I am so very excited to introduce you to my dear friend, Christy Moore. Christy is one of the most compassionate and genuine people I know. I had the chance to meet her during my time in Missoula, and over the years I have so enjoyed learning more about her kind heart and her ability to see the beauty and joy in every circumstance. She is an adventurer at heart, and a lover of the outdoors, and one of the things I so admire her work is how she masterfully conveys the beauty of the wilderness in her jewelry. The colors and materials she uses work together so well to create natural, one of a kind pieces. Read on to learn more about her craft…
What are your creative outlets? Do you have a favorite medium? I most enjoy making jewelry using interesting beads, stones, shells, and most recently, branch cross sections. I just recently bought a wood burning tool, so I am learning how to incorporate that into my work! I also kind of knit, and want to whittle and get into wood working. I’m a bit of a dabbler.
What do you see as the goal or purpose behind your work you do? For me, being creative is fulfilling and a positive use of energy. I believe that humans were created in the image of God and that is reflected in us by our love for making beautiful things! I also really love giving things I’ve made as gifts; it brings me so much joy!
How did you get started? My aunt, Jennifer Moller, who is an incredible artist, first taught me how to make jewelry when I was ten or eleven. I really got into it and eventually inherited a bunch of her supplies.
Where and when do you do your work? Last year I acquired an amazing secretary desk that folds out into a large work space and folds up to hide my mess! That’s where I usually do my work, and at this point, I probably sit down with it for a couple hours a week.
Are there certain people or circumstances that have encouraged you to pursue your work? My family has definitely been encouraging! Whenever someone shows great appreciation for something I’ve made for them, or requests something specific from me, it really boosts my confidence in my ability.
What inspires your work? Nature is definitely my main inspiration. I love using beads made from natural stones and incorporating objects and images from nature into my work.
Thank you so much for stopping by, and a million thanks to sweet Christy for sharing her beautiful work!
Have a lovely day! xo