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Welcome to ErykaGarbuttDesigns

I love the creative process and I would like to share my designs with you to give a gift or simply to admire. My previous life in a Mechanical Engineering, Computer Aided Drafting and Web Page Management environment left little time for artistic endeavors. Now that I have retired from the public service I am free to pursue my creative energies. This takes the form of jewelry and wall art. Recycling or better still up cycling is something I have fallen into not by design but by serendipity while looking for other materials to exploit. Recycling takes materials such as plastic, paper, metal, and glass and breaks them down so that they can be made into a new product. Up-cycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. There is fine line between the two and often they just merge. Creativity is what drives an artist. Mixed media eclectic best describes my style. Mixing materials and styles, such as wire coil with Swarovski crystals, hand made paper beads with glass beads. Using coke bottles, eggshells, cutlery, keys and Tyvek makes my work just a little different. We all like to be an individual. More »