Monique Weston


I search in junkyards, work sites and online for castoff old pieces, and then reinvent them. I find antique and vintage elements: postage stamps, musical instruments, hinges, keyholes, chandeliers and doorbells. I frame them in classical jewelry settings, to highlight their hidden and often unintended beauty. Self-taught, I keep learning. Many of my pieces are assemblage artwork. I solder, cross-section, polish, cut, and rework to surprise and delight the viewer.