About Us

Juried Artist/Studio:

Connie Copley

Business Name:

The ConArtist, LLC

Short Description:

Wearable art from repurposed vintage materials and found objects

Contact Number:

314-802-7193

Email Address:

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About Our Art

Butterscotch, Licorice, and Cherry: the rich colors of Bakelite move through my jewelry like a long thread leaving its mark. This Queen of Plastics, now out of production, set fashion trends in the 1930s. Eventually, the Great Depression ended; styles changed, and textiles wore out.

During the last twenty years I have researched and collected hundreds of specimens in early American polymers. The geometric shapes and inviting textures of these relics draw me into their possibilities, thus, giving birth to my signature style.

My art meticulously brings together unrelated parts to tell a new story. One of a kind necklaces, bracelets, and brooches leave my hands with written credentials documenting their histories and compositions. Clearly my art is Green. It is also Apple Juice, Root Beer, and Pumpkin: the delicious colors from an otherwise gray decade.

Connie Copley
Juried Member

Jewelry