Welcome to DelightfulVoid

 

Hi! I’m Shelley, owner and artist at DelightfulVoid. I'm excited to welcome you to our new website! Have any questions? Drop me a line here anytime.  My jewelry inspirations come from everywhere and nowhere: the murky depths of prehistory (I used to be a professional archaeologist), the metaphoric biographies of the human race retold in myths and folklore (I am a lifelong student of world mythologies and religions), the sacred knowledge of alchemy, magic, and Science (I hold an earth science and anthropology degree), and sometimes just from the delight I feel when I see an organic/asymmetrical/imperfect design done well.  I celebrate imperfection and trend toward ancient creative technologies. I embrace contradictions. Folk artists delight my soul. Cultural diversity is the fertile soil I tend, and the Ladle is my talisman. 

Out of the primordial soup, aka the "DelightfulVoid" my ideas are forged into being... I hope you enjoy “All the Beautiful Things and Clusters of Assembled Matter” as much as I do. Please know that when you purchase something, you have a unique work of art, made with the best intentions for you to use as you see fit, whose ingredients were ethically sourced, free trade, and socially responsible with human dignity and environmental justice always at the forefront.

And I, infinitesimal being,

Drunk with the great starry void,
Likeness, image of mystery,
Felt myself a pure part of the abyss,
I wheeled with the stars,
My heart broke loose on the wind.
-Pablo Neruda
Shelley OwenDelightfulVoid