This year, I embarked upon a new creative venture. I stumbled upon it; I just wanted to give a few handmade gifts to friends, and those friends insisted I make more. VBGold Creations was born.
Here's a visit with Camp Goldston, which includes my studio for VBGold Creations.
Necklaces with yarn, rubber, silk, gemstones, and African beads
My design process evokes memories of my Ancestors, not just the joy but the pain of the time during which they lived.
I use cotton eyelash and handspun yarn, which symbolize the strife my ancestors endured picking it.
Rubber represents the Great Migration; rubber meeting the roads to the North where there were hopes of better living.
The gemstones represent strength, prosperity, protection, wisdom, health, beauty,
all reflections of Grandmothers/Ancestors.
While many of my creations bear names of inspiration, they all reflect the collective family of a familiar village.
The knots are symbolic of cherished love.
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