Brooks, who worked for many years in the fashion industry in various creative positions, eventually decided to become a jewelry designer with a unique approach and style. She explains: "I fell upon this material, thermoplastic mesh, while rooting around in a sculpture supply house....The mesh becomes malleable when heated and then retains its shape when cooled. By embedding stones, pulling it, sculpting it, leafing and painting it, I was able to come up with a line of jewelry...."
The pretty earrings below are made of amethyst mineral geodes with turquoise drops and sculpted in gold resin mesh with antique chain and faux seed pearl.
Brooks also uses faux greenery in some of her pieces. Like the Miniature Amethyst Garden Magical Earrings (below) featuring tiny crystal points of amethyst and fluorite, faux pearls and moss. If nothing else, your viewing audience will be intrigued by the greenery.
How about this Gold Mesh Cuff with Iridescent-colored Stones? Brooks describes this as an organic form with five faux iridescent stones sprinkled with faux pearl cabochons. Even though this piece looks heavy, it's actually very lightweight.
These earrings are inspired by a Dutch motif. Brooks uses vintage appliques to decorate these earrings of sculpted resin mesh, black cab stone, faux pearls and vintage hematite drops beads.
You can see more at Pauletta Brooks Wearable Art.