ART SCHOOL DROPOUT
"Hi! My name is Jessee Maloney and I am the sole owner and operator of Art School Dropout. I have been at it for the past 9 years! Which is just crazy to me these days. Almost an entire decade! I am also a mom to a 2.5 year old little girl and I love everything nerdy!"
S - Tell us a bit about your art and how Art School Dropout, your shop, came to be?
J - I started out making what I called "Juxtapose Necklaces" which were collage necklaces made out of new and vintage pieces. They kinda looked like a little garden on your neck, some even had birds and octopuses tangled in. I really wanted to expand on the necklaces so I taught myself how to cast plastic! I loved it from the first mold I made. Casting plastic pieces soon became 50% of my business! Over the years I've also added fabric design, embroidered bags, wall hangings and Blythe clothes to the shop as regulars. This year I am adding the newest change to Art School Dropout, I've decided to combine geometric 3D printed pieces with cast plastic for a whole new line of original jewelry. I plan on releasing new pieces every month until the holidays.
S - Do you have a favorite piece you've created?
J - My favorite piece to date is my Juxtapose Necklace that incorporates an octopus (photo above)! I love that its something so dainty and so pretty, yet is tangled up with something so large and possibly dangerous.
S - Can you share with us a list of your top 5 sites for inspiration?
J - I love all of these sites for their use of color alone...
S - Is there anything else you'd care for us to know?
J - Well on Wednesday at 7pm (EST) I have a jewelry sale starting in the kids section on Fab.com :)
If you're already on Fab you may link to Jessee's wonderful sale here >>> http://fab.com/sale/8008
And like I mentioned Jessee to me earlier, she wanted to host a special giveaway for one lucky reader. One winner will receive her newest Fragmented Necklaces (style pictured below). The winner will have the choice between the narrow or wider designs necklaces and their choice of color, whichever may be currently in stock. To enter this generous giveaway thanks to Art School Dropout, please see the rules below. And thank you so much Jessee for swinging by the blog today and saying hello, and for your awesome giveaway. Happy Wednesday! :)
Main Entry (Open to all readers worldwide)
1.) Link on over to ART SCHOOL DROPOUT and come back and tell me your favorite item in the shop.
Additional Entries (please leave one additional comment per entry)
2.) Follow Art School Dropout on FACEBOOK & leave me a comment below.
3.) Follow Art School Dropout via TWITTER & leave me a comment below.
4.) Share this giveaway elsewhere: Twitter, Your Blog, Pinterest, Facebook, etc & leave me a comment below.
Open to all readers (International included). Contest Ends Wednesday July 18th, 1130PM CST. Contestants must provide a way to contact themselves (email, site link, etc.) because if winner does not claim prize in 30 days from announcement on blog then prize is void and another winner will be selected at random. All winners selected via Random.org and announced shortly after the giveaway ends. This giveaway is offering one reader the choice between 2 different styles of necklace and in the color of their choice. Color is based on what is in stock currently. All giveaways are between winner and giftee.