Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Share the Love: Roxanne Marie Coffelt of Shanghai Tai


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Shanghai Tai

 Quick Blurb

Roxanne is an award-winning artist who creates quality,
one-of-a-kind wearable art. Jewelry to fall in love with.

Interests

Pearls, Precious metal clay, fused glass (especially dichroic), wire-wrapping, semi-precious stones

Skills and Techniques

Glass fusing, wire-wrapping, certified in Precious Metal Clay,
the usual beading stuff
Read  Roxanne’s Full Bio HERE


Featured Artist
Shanghai Tai is this weeks Featured Artist on Share the Love, Blogger’s Unite. My journey in jewelry-making began in Shanghai, China. While living there I learned about pearls; first buying pearl jewelry while shopping with the other tai tais (wives), then designing my own personal jewelry and having it made by the shops there, and buying a variety of pearls. With my family I also traveled extensively in China in addition to other parts of Asia. After returning to the U.S., I began taking jewelry classes in order to use the large supply of pearls I had accumulated. My shop is named “Shanghai Tai” because one tai character means “too”, as in “too much”, “too expensive”, like “extreme”. Two of the same character together though, is tai tai, which means “wife” or “Mrs.” To me, Shanghai Tai represents the lifestyle that western expat women live in Asia. My designs often have an Asian influence as a result of my many travels and exposure to Eastern cultures.

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