McKenna Hallett creates wearable art made without burning fossil fuels
from stuff she finds.
That's right ... NO fossil fuels! This work comes from her hands (and
feet) and heart ... For over ten years she has been re-inventing the
wheel! She developed this (jewelry-making) "tool" by converting an old
treadle-driven sewing machine. She also uses car bumpers, knitting
needles, and rolling pins. She is dedicated to constructing each piece
of jewelry in the most planet-friendly fashion. Oh, she uses plenty of
brute force! But it is her own muscle power, ingenuity, and the
occasional hand-made tool that replaces chemicals, soldering, torches
and power tools.
MISSION STATEMENT: I want to create objects of art with a minimum of impact on OUR
PLANET and to this end I will never use electricity or heat or
corrosive chemicals to construct my jewelry and I will use as few
items as possible from newly manufactured sources.