Mat About You has hand crafted jewelry from many local area artisans, some of which are featured on our web site. Here is a short bio of just one of the jewelry artistans.
Creation of Colossal Collars happened by accident. I wanted to crochet beads into wire but realized the task was too arduous for the outcome. So my love of weaving came into play and the first collars were created. Using upcycled beads from broken costume jewelry, the first series was called Rock Candy. They have continually evolved and now there are several different styles. I love when women want to try them on but say "I could never pull this off. " Then they try them on. Something happens. They stand more erect and feel as pretty as they look. Wear them with jeans and wear them to a party. They bend and mold to your neck and, trust me, you will never see another one like yours. They are one of a kind.
Please note that I am constantly adding more designs, I will also take commissions for custom work, including re-purposing old jewelry and momentos into a collar.
Materials: Coated copper wire (non-tarnish), recycled beads and pins and new beads made from plastic and glass.