Artist Appreciation Month Feature: Jody Olson Mills
ACT is excited to kick off our Artist Appreciation Month spotlight series by featuring Jody Olson Mills, owner of Inspirations By Jody.
Jody owns and operates a custom jewelry gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. She began designing jewelry in late 2008. Her initial focus was making bracelets and earrings using handmade glass Lampwork and Swarovski crystal beads. Soon friends began requesting custom pieces, and eventually, with the loving support of her husband Eldridge, Inspirations By Jody became her full-time endeavor.
Gradually, Jody shifted her focus from using Lampwork and crystal to using organic materials such as stone and gemstones. The earthy nature and brilliant colors of the stones make each of her pieces wearable art.
She combines the stone with other materials such as shell, coral, and crystals, and she accents her pieces with bronze, sterling silver, or other precious or sculpted components to make each piece unique.
If you would like to see more of Jody’s work, check out her website: www.inspirationsbyjody.com