Studio visit with artist Christina Sanchez
Le Modern Trinket
A few days ago I had the pleasure of meeting Christina Sanchez, the inexhaustible founder and artistic drive behind the OC's handmade vintage upcylcled jewelry design company Le Modern Trinket.
We (me and Trouble that is) were invited over to Christina's studio late Tuesday evening, under the guise of getting an up-close and personal look at where the magic all happens and we wanted a preview to the sale this weekend, Sunday Nov 28th in Santa Ana at the Patchwork - Indie Arts and Crafts Festival.
Get your wallets ladies, lots of goodies.
Dangly ear bobbles and eye catching necklaces galore!
These portable collages will be a big hit either out with the girls, spicing up that lbd at the company christmas party, or under the tree. Each piece is uniquely fashioned almost entirely from vintage resources such as old 1940s photos, catholic rosary beads, delicate yet out-moded gold watches, buttons, and beads. There is something for everyone here.
Christina says some of her influences are the Bauhaus movement, Surrealism and everyone's favorite Marcel Duchamp for his ground-breaking use of ready-mades and bringing found/industrial objects into the gallery. Each piece is a portable work of art and referents of love, compassion and even industrialization can be found in each one of these nostalagic trinkets.
For those of you with jobs that just don't quite fit, take inspiration from Christina. She is a self-taught jewelry entreprenuer and loves every minute of it. Her studio was once her garage and she just can't make the pieces quick enough for demand. Go follow your dream, or at least have some fun!
Thanks Christina for letting the OC Art Blog into your studio!
Le Modern Trinket
-Joanna Grasso, Contributing Writer