My Jewelry Journey
My name is Autumn Pridgen.
And jewelry is my passion.
Back when I was in elementary school, my Mom passed down the art of seed beading. I was crazy about jewelry from the moment I made my first little set of brick stitch earrings.
Eventually I discovered wire wrapping. I was instantly delighted by the versatility and organic, flowing nature of the artform. I'm inspired by the rolling mountains and vibrant flora of Asheville, North Carolina, where I call home.
For the last ten years, wire wrapping has been my primary art form. However, beading will always hold a special place in my heart.
I want to elevate the art of wire wrapping with unique and innovative designs.
Much of my work is heavily inspired by nature. Some pieces attempt to imitate the appearance of a plant or animal. While others utilize textures and shapes from the natural world.
I also have a fascination mystical manmade objects: candles, potions, cauldrons! I believe strongly in the fantastical essence of life. We are all magical beings, and deserve to be adorned as such.
I want anyone wearing one of my unique pieces to feel uplifted.
To feel a spark of joy every time they look at the sparkling ring on their finger or the stunning pendant around their neck. There will never be another piece exactly like yours. I guarantee it.
Your jewelry is as unique as you.