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Portland designer transforms original art into jewelry

Posted: Updated: Nov 07, 2016 12:53 PM
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A Portland jewelry designer is taking artwork to another level by creating wearable fantasy art.

Kalissa Swann takes her favorite paintings and turns them into custom necklaces. She says the idea is to take art on the go.

“Their artwork is so stunning to me, so detailed and so vivid that I really wanted to do something with it,” she said.

Swann teamed up with the Phoenix company called Drakey Arts. The artists paint mythical creatures such as fairies, mermaids and dragons. Swann downsized the art and put them into unique glass pendants. Each necklace comes with a beaded or ribbon chain.

“It’s really unique because it’s someone’s actual artwork,” she said.

Kalissa has an online store called By KK Swann. You can learn more about her jewelry at ByKKSwann.com.

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