Rachel M Post is the artist and sole creator behind her wearable art forms, handspun and hand dyed yarn, and ink pen watercolor illustrations. She instills elements of design and organizes materials from the earth into forms that strive to fulfill a human need of adornment. Rachel resides in Southern California and has been creating contemporary jewelry for over 25 years. Rachel graduated from California State University of Northridge with a Bachelors degree in Photography and a Masters degree in Art Education. She has a fully rounded art background in Art History, Fiber, Pottery, Painting, Drawing, and Jewelry fabrication. She is a published artist through Lark Crafts Publications.
- Jewelry Process: Rachel uses traditional metalsmithing techniques to create her jewelry: soldering, sawing, cold connections, and forging. All of her chains, ear wires and posts, head pins, bezels, and clasps are handmade. Each link, ear post and wire are soldered and shaped from solid wire. Attention to detail and quality is very important to Rachel. Her freeform bezel settings are exquisite front and back. Each setting is hand cut on the backside so you can also view the stone. She uses nature and organic forms as the subject matter for her wearable, expressive forms.
- Lapidary: In 2013, Rachel began learning about how to cut and polish her own stones. This allows her design process to be truly unrestricted.
Handspun and Hand Dyed Yarn: Rachel started spinning yarn in 2005 and absolutely fell in love with it. Rachel wanted to create truly one of a kind yarn for anyone to use in knit, crochet, and weaving creations.
"I strive to create yarns that are top quality. Commercial yarns just lack that special something. I offer yarns that are bright in colors and super soft against the skin. Merino is my absolute favorite fiber to spin and dye with. You should have fun knitting, crocheting, or felting with yarn and that is my main goal to offer yarn that keeps your love of creating fresh and new."
- Design Inspirations: Rachel is inspired by the simplistic and organic elements of nature. She surrounds herself with natural principles to create a balance between the modern lives we are all a part of and the world she dreams about.
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