If you’re looking for “junk” turned to treasures, Shawna Davidson is your go-to.
Davidson has a love for junk. Not her own, the junk of others. In 2003, she started collecting antique items from auction sales and repurposing them to create new treasures, and Uptown Cottage was born. Davidson considers herself a “green artist” and lives by the motto “Reuse, Recycle, Reinvent!
Handmade, unique pieces of jewelry were added to Davidson’s product line in 2005 and the company took on a new name in 2008 as Live Out Loud Designs. These jewelry items each have their own individual flair, just like the women wearing them.
Her most popular jewelry items are word stick soldered pendants that contain phrases like “live the life you love” and “love.” She also makes glittery message in a bottle pendants. Her mixed media art combines vintage bits of history with special messages.