Randi Chervitz Talks About Her Unique Crocheted Jewelry
I first picked up my grandmother’s crochet hook while taking a metalsmithing class in college. My grandmother taught me to knit when I was a child, and I always had good feelings about the individual stitches that make up a larger whole. Given this beginning, making jewelry from stitches is what I was meant to do. And that’s how Uncommon Threads began in 1991.
My inspirations include authenticity -at least the process of searching for it- and beauty. I relish beauty of all kinds, from the visual to the spiritual. These things, along with my belief that each of us lives to celebrate the human spirit, allow me to embrace life and live my higher purpose: to make things that enrich us all.
1991 - BFA, Cum Laude, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, double concentration in Metal and Fiber
2010 - AJP-Accredited Jewelry Professional, Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA
1992 - Summer Study Abroad, Paris Fashion Institute, Paris, France
1987-1989 - Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1986-1987 - Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY