Heidi Monti creates statement art bracelets and necklaces. They have the appearance of leather/metal, but only weigh a few ounces.
We are all motivated by many different things. For me? I love to make something beautiful out of nothing. In all aspects of my life, I am a creator by nature. My mother wore a unique bracelet that captivated me for years. A few years later in a dream, I saw how to create it. Of course it took months of experimentation before my first bracelet was birthed. They are formed from a form of acrylic, with only a 30 second window before they start to harden. Whatever happens – happens! I let my mind go and my hands take over. Then, I hand paint each one to resemble metal or leather, using either tones and textures inspired by gazing at the centerpiece stone. I love that each piece is one of a kind and can not be recreated. I absolutely love what I do and hope it reflects in my work.