Today's Heartmade Artist is Allison Gregory Jones of AGJ -- Guitar String Jewelry! Allison designs jewelry using guitar strings, which are unable to be recycled in the traditional manner because they are made up of multiple kinds of metal. Instead they are reborn as beautiful works of art and often times as custom pieces for guitar players who want to keep their strings with them in one form or another. One of our favorite things about Guitar String Jewelry is knowing that you're wearing something that at one time made music. Allison takes guitar strings from one art form to another, blending new and vintage pieces in with the strings to create rings, necklaces, bracelets, even tiaras! There's got to be a rock star out there waiting for an AGJ crown to wear on her wedding day. Is it you? :)
What's your favorite thing about being an artist in Houston?
The art scene in Houston is so multifarious and yet cohesive. There is so much collaboration that happens between artists across disciplines. It makes for a very supportive community.
What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
I love going to the park with my little dog. Picnic-ing, reading, coloring, taking pictures of my jewelry: everything is better in the sun and the grass.
What's your favorite piece of public art in Houston?
My favorite piece of public art in Houston is Juame Plensa's "Tolerance" sculpture. Houston is a perfect location for Plensa's work because it is a representation of diversity in harmony, which is exactly what makes Houston so beautiful.
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