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About the Artist

Authentically Unique. Sculpture to Wear.

My jewelry designs blend a passion for organic sculpture, rich textures and a love for fine jewelry arts, specifically when mixing woven textile, beads, gemstones, wirework and hand-sculpted metal clay or polymer components in my pieces.  So inspired by nature, I strive to make each piece a unique work of art and a fashion statement for the wearer.

                                                                            

We all love to adorn ourselves with our own personal style statement that is our jewelry.  As humans, we have done this since the beginning of time. As an artisan jewelry designer, I live to adorn others!  Each piece "speaks" to me as I am working on it- may it be through the gemstone beads or wire I am wrapping- or simply for the person it’s inspired by.

I work in all media and love to mix metals, gems, pearls and beads, textile cording and metal clay components. I even love to repurpose and incorporate vintage components, giving new life to an older piece within a new one.

Thank you for visiting my site. I would love for you to enjoy my pieces as I continue to explore the statement of adornment through handcrafted, quality art jewelry!


    

Join the growing number of collectors and art jewelry lovers adorning themselves with Lauren's fine artisan pieces. Mixed materials, gem stones and metals make each piece a one-of-a-kind statement for your wardrobe. 

Cannot find the right jewelry for that special occasion? Custom special commission orders are also gladly created for you.

More about Lauren:

A Southern Tier, NY native, Lauren has an organic creative expression that radiates through her handcrafted line of unique, couture art jewelry. Forever fond of unique handmade jewelry herself, Lauren has a design style that blends natural materials with expressive fluidity to make her works highly collectible pieces.

Working in many different mediums, Lauren combines gemstones, vintage components with various mixed metals or fine silver and bronze sculptured metal clay focal elements. Her unique bead and wire work designs are some of her most coveted pieces to date. Lauren’s keen use of color, rich tones, textures and unique materials make each of her pieces a “one-of-a-kind” gem.

A graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in Illustration and Visual Communications, Lauren excelled in a 30-year marketing communications career working for Fortune 100 companies, small businesses and start-ups. Plus,Lauren has also been a commissioned artisan since her high school days completing portraits of horses, dogs, cats and their humans.

Lauren also shares her skills by teaching jewelry arts and metal clay basics and has taught at 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning, NY; Broome Community College and the Jewish Community Center in Binghamton, NY; as well as the local Michaels in Vestal, NY.  Lauren currently offers private instruction in metal clay basics and a variety of jewelry arts techniques. Her work is currently located in Gallery Forty-one in Owego, NY; Millport Landing in Millport, NY, and now in her new online store!

A strong believer in giving back, Lauren is an active supporter of several local charities in her community. She is an advocate for mental wellness and served as a board member of the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, Inc. As a co-chair of the board’s resource development committee, she was a founding creator of the Bell of Hope® campaign that features her Bellof Hope® line of jewelry, soon to be added to this site.

As you browse this site, please enjoy Lauren’s work keeping in mind that she loves the challenge of creating custom pieces, whether for a special occasion, a special ensemble or neckline, or even for a complete wedding party, based on dresses, materials and color themes. 

To have her consider your custom commission, please email Lauren at info@ltmcartjewelry.com

 



        

It all started with four women . . . and a conversation!

We are four women who met while serving the local Mental Health America (MHA) affiliate as Board Members. Together werealized we were like-minde dadvocates; passionate about promoting mental wellness and committed to making a difference for our nation’s overall mental wellness.

So moved by the MHA Mental Health Bell story, we four “sisters,” developed the Bell of Hope® with one necklace. This first necklace, sparked many open mental health conversations and this grass-roots Bell of Hope® campaign was born.

There is NO health without Mental Health

It’s no secret that we have a national mental health crisis. One in five Americans lives with a diagnosable mental health condition, yet mental health issues continue to be an after thought.

The story of the bell needs to be told.  It’s not as much about the bell as what the bell symbolizes. It’s about the message that is the thread which ties so many of us together as volunteers, friends, supporters and advocates for mental wellness.

We need to let the bell be our voice!

Be an advocate for mental wellness. The Bell of Hope® breathes a dynamic life force into the fight for mental wellness while giving loved ones something tangible to embrace.

©2022–The Bell of Hope is a registered trademark of the 4Sisters, Binghamton, NY

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