Communion by Joy

Communion – noun. The act of sharing one’s thoughts and emotions with another or others; intimate converse.

Joy Sangalang’s “Communion by Joy” is appropriately named, as her touch reaches beyond and through the precious (and recycled) metals she uses and touches you viscerally.

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I feel my brand empowers strength with feminine elegance. It is modern vintage with a touch of bohemian flair.

Communion by Joy AurumEve 12I love to make jewelry that carries an energy of inner-strength and contains the power from the design or the stones I set into them. 

The Communion woman is a lover and collector of jewelry, who connects emotionally to the pieces they buy.

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Joy initially worked in an art gallery, but just over ten years ago, she discovered that she was an artist and was ready to explore her realm.  She began taking jewelry classes and sculpting her own pieces shortly after starting classes.

 Her work is inspired by the beauty in nature and the curious mystery of nature and life all around us.

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What we love about her pieces is that they have a very – not raw or refined, but I would say – unadultered element to her aesthetic. There is something quite ‘real’ and present in her pieces. I would almost say there is a light emanating from her miniature shrines. However, it’s no wonder: Joy meditates and opens herself to the experience, as a vessel, before designing her pieces. She allows the art and inspiration to flow through her, as opposed to forcing the process.

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Joy elegantly explores spiritualism through talismans and religious symbols as well. Hints of mythology, eastern spirituality and western religion can all be found in her pieces, somehow reborn through her work to stand on their own.

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To accomplish her intricacies, she uses dental tools to achieve a greater level of precision in her work. Joy is inspired by ritual and symbolism, which can clearly be seen in her works’ almost primal elegance.

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One of our favorite aspects of Joy’s work is that her spiritual approach to design flows through in her choice of materials, using sustainable practices such as recycled gold and raw stones. Excited to see more of Joy’s coming art!

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All images courtesy of Communion by Joy.

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