JuryWork in Progress2Patti West MARTINO - Chesterfield, MI

Patti West is an artist trying to make a living doing what she love in Michigan.  She would not be happy with a “normal” job. “ There are ups and downs to what I do, but that just makes it more exciting and the good times that much better!!!!” she relates.

Although she always fancied myself a painter or sculptor (that’s what I went to school for), she dabbled in jewelry making for many years.  She remembers having such fun making bracelets, necklaces, and beaded hair pieces when she was a child.  Having drawn pictures of elaborate clothing and jewelry deigns, she would then actually make them  She just LOVED creating no matter what it was!  She started making jewelry as a hobby over 10 years ago and began showing and selling my work to family and friends. Her reputation grew fast by word of mouth.  The quality and care taken in my pieces and my unique designs kept people coming back.  

She dove right in doing craft shows and art fairs.  She started out just doing the small ones and progressively have worked up to participating in the best art shows in Michigan where she really enjoy having the one-on- one contact with my customers.  “Many new designs are inspired by my customers ideas. I do a lot of custom designing,” Patti states.  “Most importantly, I love to see how happy and beautiful people feel when they try on my jewelry.  That is by far the most rewarding aspect of what I do,” she continues.  Visit Patrician Art at her booth at the Saline shows.