Welcome to the Solei Shop!
During Covid-19 Quarantine of 2020 I started futzing around with cardboard. I was a few months into my second year as a full time artist and muralist, and was facing several months of no-gigs-whatsoever. I couldn't go to the art store, and I was too broke to buy something from an online art store. So I grabbed some random cardboard boxes and spray paint and started messing around.
Around the same time I became deeply interested in astrology, as I attempted to understand the drastic societal shifts that were playing out in my lived experience. I started to learn about the planets as archetypes, universal stories and sources of metaphor that provide structure to our understanding of our world. The universe of astrology opened up to me at the same moment that my pre-Covid universe collapsed.
One night while learning about the archetype of Virgo, I had a flash of insight to turn my cardboard explorations into something astrology related, something that would connect me to the natural world. As I lean more into my Taurus Sun, I also felt compelled to create in a way that would honor the Earth. Making use of materials deemed "trash" by turning them into handmade jewelry that connects the beholder to spiritual force became my creative devotion.
Thus began my Celestial Body jewelry line, a practice of creating wearable art for each planet. Support me in my mission of rescuing material from landfill by purchasing my work! Call in the energy of each planet by wearing your very own connection to it. And look cute doing it ! :)
Thanks for stopping by, xx Solei