VeRajArt is the representation of the mixed-media artwork of Veronica e Raj.
I am an artist with a penchant for jewelry design.
This blog will showcase my work and progress towards becoming a small business owner and jewelry designer.
I am currently fixated on textile art (macrame, kumihimo, luceting, crochet, tatting, and weaving), so as I begin most of my projects will reflect that. I have also done some wire-working and metalsmithing before and would love to get back into that.
My inspiration mainly comes from fantasy sources, like literature, films, and video games, as well as Nature, my first love. As a result, you will [hopefully soon] see jewelry pieces featuring tree of life designs, dreamcatchers, and fantasy work like Elvish designs (think LOTR), as well as pieces inspired by my favorite video games, World of Warcraft and The Elder Scrolls Online.
I’ve worked alongside several nonprofits, designing and selling pieces dedicated to their causes, with a large portion of the proceeds going directly to them. My next nonprofit project will be Project Semicolon. I’ve planned friendship-style bracelets with hand-stamped semicolon charms and they will hopefully be ready in 2020.
A little bit about me:
I have several disabilities that make doing just about everything extremely difficult. At the risk of being too transparent, they include debilitating depression and anxiety, along with severe pain from back problems including a pinched nerve, bulging disc, and arthritis. In addition to these documented problems, I have experienced serotonin toxicity syndrome several times as a result of medication changes. These events have caused me to experience sensory overload, and many of the symptoms stay with me still. As a result of all these things, sometimes I am mentally able to work on projects but the pain gets in the way, and sometimes it’s the reverse. Please be patient with me. I will attempt to respond as quickly as possible.
I love my family, my husband and our three cats and one dog. My cats are constantly glued to my side, including when I’m in the process of ‘arting’, so I would not recommend my textile jewelry to someone with severe allergies to pets.
If you would like to contact me please feel free to email me anytime @ verajart (at) gmail (dot) com.
Thank you for reading and have a beautiful day.