Dusty Brown is a Nashville jewelry and fashion artist, a published feature writer, a marketing & public relations specialist, an incredibly avid reader, a community volunteer, social media junkie and a scottie dog owner.
A piece from Nashville artist Dusty's line comes to life as each bead is hand picked and placed to form just the right visual appeal. The results are beaded necklaces, bracelets and sterling silver earrings that can’t be mistaken for mass produced while hitting all of the right notes... all handcrafted in dear old Music City USA.
The buzz about Dusty’s work is overwhelmingly positive. The color combinations and varying materials set the jewelry line apart, and customers can spot a Dusty Brown piece when they see it.
Antique keys, watches and lockets adorn sterling silver, copper or brass chains, complimented by beautiful gemstone, wood and glass beads. Hand hammered, soldered and finished metal pieces are flanked by a tiny dangling carved horn feather. Supple red leather is cut and sewn with ivory lace edging and a vintage button closure.
Most Recent Professional Accomplishments...
Unconditional: Selected to provide the jewelry used to dress Lynn Collins in the upcoming film, Unconditional, formerly known as Firebird. www.UnconditionalTheMovie.com
Ramshackle Jack, Cedarpepper Productions: DA, Slate
Neighborhood Witch, Gonzo Productions: Wardrobe
What I Know about Bruce, Cedarpepper Productions: Wardrobe Director
Tailey Bone, Cedarpepper Productions: Wardrobe Director
Featured in Nashville Arts Magazine, Appalachian Arts Magazine, Nashville Lifestyles website, Style Promenade, The Pulse, Murfreesboro Magazine, The Stir website, The
Tennessean, The Daily News Journal, Murfreesboro Post, +
Middle Tennessee State University, B.S., Journalism: Public Relations, minor: Speech/Theater.
In 2002, I created my own handmade jewelry line. I am proud to say that my line has been sold at many juried shows, been invited to participate in gallery shows, sold in boutiques and online and featured in multiple publications. I use high quality components including sterling silver, gemstones, wood and glass beads and antique cameos & keys. Each and every piece of Dusty Brown Jewelry is created by me at my lime green, star-burst pattern, 1950's hand-me-down formica table in my art studio.
When I create a piece of my jewelry, I don't follow a pattern or just recreate something I've made before, though I do make multiples of many pieces. Each piece is created one stone or bead at a time. I do not simply decide on, for example, a large turquoise stone, blindly grab one and move on. I sift through each piece of turquoise and select the perfect stone with just the right appearance for that one piece and it shows. Every piece represents the artistry that I put into the composition of said piece, and this sets my line apart. I hope you will agree.
Bombshells Spa & Salon
Reeves-Sain Gift Shoppe
Sugaree's on the Square
Lime Tiger Studio
Family Wash Holiday Bazaar
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Gift Shop
Cornerstone Cheesecake & Gifts
Modest is More Fashion Event
Nashville Arts Magazine, 8/2008
Murfreesboro Magazine, 4/2010
Murfreesboro Pulse, 10/2010
Daily News Journal, 2005
Durret Cheese and Gifts
Brasstown Valley Holiday Show
Music & Art at Blue Rooster
The Walnut House
The Greenway Art Festival
Uncle Dave Macon Days
The Pearl Ball
The Heart Ball
Campus School Holiday Festival
Luck of the 'Boro auction
Power of Pink
Bras for a Cause
Kristin Hunter Scholarship
Bryant Family Memorial auction
....and many more...