Brigid KO Designs
I create collage paintings and jewelry. My collage paintings are created with real, dried flowers that I dry and press from my home garden. (I also make pieces from peoples special occasion bouquets). I hand build reclaimed lumber frames and paint the backgrounds using acrylics and sometimes an encaustic technique. After carefully arranging the pieces I preserve them in a resin which protects the pieces and gives them amazing dimension and luster. I make Pendants, Bolo ties and, Belt Buckles ising these same techniques.
I also make unique pieces of jewelry using traditional silversmith techniques. I also incorporate flowers, and materials like Silver and Brass and Natural stones like Turquoise, Carnelian and Opal.