Don’t Feed the Trolls! Julie Sanford

Don't Feed the Trolls Julie Sanford Kinetic Brooch

Julie Sanford – “Don’t Feed the Trolls”
Julie Sanford is one of our jewelry artists.  She has been with C2C Gallery since 2011.  Last May, Julie entered a fun competition where you were given 50 components.  The artists needed to use all of the components plus one found item to create a kinetic brooch.  

Halstead DEsign Challenge

Julie told me that she had found this little troll several years ago and had saved him for a special project.  He is so darn cute!  I love Julie’s artist statement wrote discussing how we all fight the voices in our head.
Julie’s Statement:  Trolls are out there. We’ve all come across them at one time or another. They’re not always the obvious nuisances chiming in on social media; sometimes they’re lurking in our studios, in our sketchbooks and in our heads. They whisper, they taunt, they lie and they can deflate our capacity to create wonderful things. Don’t let them. Don’t give them a voice, your time, or your attention. Don’t listen, comment or let them occupy space in your head. Look at them as the funny little creatures they are, and carry on with joyful, creative abandon. Moving parts include: Spinning anvil on the stump and a hidden troll peeks out with a turn of the lever. For the challenge I used all, or part, of kit components except: The fine chains, round silver beads, copper washer and the small brass washer. My found object is the cast silver troll doll.

Congratulations Julie on being a 2016 finalist for the Halstead Design Challenge.
Julie creates lovely hand fabricated jewelry.  She works in sterling silver, copper, and gold using Fordite, Jasper, Petoskey, and other fine gemstones.  We offer a wide selection of her work.   

Julie Sanford display of Fordite jewelry