If cacophony is a “harsh, discordant mixture of sounds,” what is Catcophony? It’s what happened when artist and crafter Diane Perry met the copper, sterling silver, crystals and stones that make up her “wearable art.” And for this self-taught artist from Colbert, Georgia, it’s pure harmony.

Diane started crafting jewelry 5 years ago, inspired by “simple, non-fussy lines and materials.” Her limited edition pieces feature semi-precious stones, pearls, and Swarovski crystals as well as the copper she has grown to love. Future plans include work incorporating precious metal clay and fused glass.

I’m delighted to introduce you to Diane and Catcophony Wearable Art in the latest of our small business features.

1. Martha Stewart is looking for unique gifts to share with the special people on her list. Which Catcophony piece would you recommend?
I have a few personal favs:
For those with a heightened sense of the dramatic.
This piece is organic and unusual.
One of my most popular rings and it is eclectic and fun and seems to be ageless.
These are some of my favorite earrings both to make and the resultant product–it’s like an impressionist painting, and ethereal watercolor. No two are alike and all have been very popular. A version is going in the celebrity and press swag bags at the 2012 Oscar awards! I will be putting them into my shop in late January-early February ahead of the Academy Awards.
These can be made with ‘dream,’ ‘wish’, ‘believe,’ ‘hope’ or ‘imagine’ and these I just love and
wear so much of the time. 

2. Hot cocoa with…whipped cream or marshmallows?
Mon dieu! Both, of course! 

3. To get in the holiday spirit, I like to…
play copious amounts of Christmas music and make Christmas cookies

4. My favorite (new, most popular) gift idea at Catcophony this season is:
Metal clay pendants and earrings in copper, bronze and pearl steel 

5. And most importantly: Naughty or nice?
Wellllll, mostly nice, but always nice would be boring and eligible for sainthood ūüôā

To learn more about Catcophony and Diane Perry’s work, you can visit online at ArtFire, Facebook, Twitter, and Etsy.

I really like Catcophony’s lampwork bead earrings. Which piece is your favorite?

All photos ©Catcophony Wearable Art.