Hello, my name is Renee, sometimes Ivy, and Poison Ivy Designs is my brain child. I live, with my 1 cat, and 2 rabbits, in southeast Michigan just outside Detroit. I have my Bachelors in Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
I have been creative/artistic ever since I can remember. I mess around with many different creative mediums; crochet, patterning (for sewing), photography, drawing, and remodeling my home but the biggest part of my creative focus goes to my jewelry. I strive to offer the highest quality work with ethically sourced materials and unique one of a kind designs at a reasonable price.
In the summer of 2009 I attended a local summer art fair with my mom and we stopped in one booth that started my love affair with wire wrapping. I searched and searched online to see what I could find but nothing I found sparked any inspiration for me. One of my college friends, knowing what I was trying to do, sent me the link for another artists page, Jennifer Miller. I spent 3 months going back and forth to her website and looking at her images of her wire wrapped pieces trying to figure out how she did what she did before it finally just clicked. She has been my biggest influence and inspiration from the beginning. I wish I could thank her. More recently I have been drawing inspiration from both Nicole Hanna and Sarah-n-Dippity and doing some wire weaving while still continuing with my roots in wire wrapping.