I think there’s a kind of magic that happens when I’m starting to make a new piece of jewelry; it’s like I am helped along the way by these influential elements that are not entirely in my control. There’s an excitement and trust in that and it makes every design unique. I try to keep an organic feel in every piece, while still being able to vary them from more delicate and airy designs to the more solid and compact ones. After a piece is finished I love sharing it with people, hoping to see them connect with it.
My art is a product of my past and my emotions. I always keep in mind that what I’m doing now is directly connected to growing up surrounded by amazing people and nature. For example when I’m creating a piece of jewelry, I’m immediately brought back to when I used to play dress up with my grandmother’s jewelry. I think about that antique heirloom quality that gave me a sense of wonder as a child and I put that into my jewelry by giving it an elegant look as well as giving it a patina that not only makes the details pop, but makes it look older. My pieces express this with their lilting wire lines that are anchored by these intricately detailed castings.
I am almost always ruled by my emotions and so I love creating art because, it brings me joy. When I’m soldering or starting the design of a new piece, I am truly “in the zone” and focusing solely on the task at hand. It’s meditative since all the troubles and stresses of the rest of my life are forgotten, for the time, and I can be in the moment. I truly love creating my art, feel confident in my creations, and believe in myself!
You may have noticed a recurring symbol pop up throughout the pages of this website. This is a very personal symbol for me as I created it based on four specific runes that I have a personal connection to. The four runes are always with me as a tattoo and I've combined these into the symbol you've seen here.
Elemental Origins is original artwork created by Cassie Mae. An artist from an early age, I've created art since my childhood and throughout my college career and beyond. Nature is my major inspiration and growing up surrounded by it gave me plenty to be inspired by. These pieces are my way of sharing that inspiration and passion for what I do with others.
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*As of October 2018, I'm putting a pause on my Etsy site as I refigure some technical aspects and deal with some family issues. You can stay updated and inquire about purchases on my Facebook page!