"When people ask me where I get my ideas, I joke back 'Bent Brains!' I love the fact that my art form creates a 'bubble of positive energy' for the person wearing it. Conversations start with a smile and a compliment how easy is that to get used to?"
Pope grew up in Toronto, Canada, studied Interior Design at Humber College, followed by General Arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD Toronto). Beautiful spaces, art, and great design inspire her soul, and manifest through her one of a kind jewelry designs. Her unique line of wearable art first debuted in 1993 and has ever since evolved exponentially. Showing throughout North America and the Caribbean resulted in many enjoyable collaborations with wonderful women from all over the world who collect her works.
A Message from Andrea
'Kindred torques' were born from my desire to connect with people in a 'live facebook' kind of way getting a conversation started between people who have the same idea of what is beautiful or attractive. Art is for conversation, right? Then I invented my first Elven Eargear for a 'Zena and Hercules' party costume; theory was that ears have a 'neck' too, so why not do a wrap there too? (Btw: All creativity is born from 'why not'?) Elven Eargear was an instant hit, at the party, at the art shows, and with my most 'it girl' customers. Nobody is invisible in an Elven Eargear!
From these two concepts and a constantly growing client base, I built the Sculpturewear from a solo venture to an artisan studio of highly skilled craftspeople. The 'one by one' process of handbuilding each piece, and it's inherent flexibility, allows for an exact fit for each woman's personal body curves and decollage. Custom designing for that special outfit, prom or wedding dress allows for a lot of collaboration with the client, a highly enjoyable process for everyone. And the comment I have gotten back the most is, "You wouldn't believe how many compliments I get wearing my Andrea Pope jewelry!!!"
Yes, I believe it Because I too, am a woman who 'goes to events' and also 'is the event'... a Kindred Spirit and the mischievous Elven Queen, playing dress up to Entertain, Inspire and Connect.