Velvet and Rust

Velvet and Rust carries a mixture of diverse items such as mixed media collage, revamped jewels and clothing, vintage found objects, aceo prints, and more! Izabella Pierce, the artist behind the shop lives in Las Vegas and works her magic in an art studio she calls “the dungeon” (a wine cellar, converted to work space).

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
My journey in discovering collage began in the last few years. I came across a magazine called "Somerset" which I had never seen before. It contained an article about an artist named Keith Lo Bue. I read that article in pure amazement, I never knew this kind of art even existed. It was the most amazing art I have ever seen! His art is eerie & hauntingly archaeological, historical, small scale assemblage/jewelry. His pieces are like "Little vapours of memories" an exact quote from Mr. Lo Bue.
After viewing his website, it was like an awakening for me...as if I had been in a deep slumber all these years! His art moved me to take deep reflection on life in general. I then came to the conclusion, "I have to create!" from there, my new life began...

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Lose myself while creating~

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
I homeschool my 2 boys & it is quite the challenge trying to balance time. Also, running all of my other online sites, websites, blogs, art groups, involve so much of my time. My new years resolution is, I want to focus more of my time on etsy.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
altered art & tattered goods

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
Archeologist/Paleontologist

What other shops out there do you love?
MichelleReneeArt
MadArtjewelry
Bohemiart
The BoudoirQueen
LittleBrownSparrow
StudioWerx
RedHeart13
ANNEBULLESDOREES
AgeBeforeBeauty
Gilfling
AmyHanna

What does your future hold?
I feel I have only just begun & I am looking forward to new adventures ahead.

She is the founder of “Outsider Artists” website & ning group, "Creative Souls" ning group, a founding "fondante" member of ZNE, and will be published in the following:
Find out more about this prolific new artist at the Velvet and Rust blog.