Shelley customizes commissioned pieces of all sizes and natures for designers and individuals. Whether for your own home or a model home, a gift for newlyweds or a gift for yourself, she loves to create special pieces for special people and special events. From large installations for unique areas, custom colors and themes to cremation urns and "super power" jewelry pieces.
Shelley has many more examples to add to this page, so please check it out again soon. Lots more will be added.
Custom "Wa'a" (Canoe) for private home. Measuring 5 feet long, made from two Chambreyonia Palm sheaths hand stitched together. Hand marbled paper from Renato Crepaldi (Brazilian artist) embellish the underside of the canoe. Painted Hawaiian Ohia wood branches form the legs and an archival (museum quality) encaustic wax finish completes the piece.
In the same home, Shelley created a special sculptural piece to create a focal point above the entry doors, it also cleverly hid the boxed in air conditioning unit.
"Loa" which means long, is over 10 feet long, and made from three Royal palm sheaths stitched together to form the sculptural body. The insides of the two open ends were embellished with more of the Renato Crepaldi hand marbled paper from Brazil.