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My name is Marcia Passos-Duffy ... I'm Brazilian-born, US-raised,
living in New England, and the creator of Geo-Graphic Gems.
Folks in my region of New Hampshire may know me as editor and publisher of regional magazines (Monadnock Table, The Business Journal , The Heart of New England & atHome Magazines). I not only love to produce new magazines, but I also love to collect vintage National Geographic magazines.
I discovered a technique to transform older National Geographic magazines into works of art quite
by accident when a friend I was visiting showed me the work she was doing
using a natural process to make works of art on canvas. The process dissolves the ink
on the pages that are printed on clay-based paper, creating brilliant abstract designs.
I began to do this myself and was intrigued by the stunning designs this technique created.
I have made jewelry in the past for friends and I realized that bezels with glass cabochons
would be an ideal way to use this paper to make earrings and pendants --
the glass locks in the paper, making it impermeable to liquids,
and accents and magnifies the designs.
Most people have not seen anything else like it!
Geo-Graphic Gems: Cool • Colorful • Upcycled Fun!
Hope you enjoy your Geo-Graphic Gems as much as I enjoy creating them for you!