by Connie Verrusio
Platekill, New York
Fascinated by the way things work, Connie Verrusio creates radical new jewelry forms from leftover functions. For a dozen years Verrusio has found the jewels for her work in flea market junk boxes and hardware bins. Radio tubes, fishing weights and tail lights are the appropriated materials Verrusio transforms into ornaments that challenge preconceptions about what makes interesting jewelry.