Before Ted and I started selling our art, we dabbled in papier mache and a few jewelry pieces. Our first collaboration was a 5-foot tall saguaro cactus made from papier mache. We had so much fun making this we decided to make a giant crab, complete with a navy sailor hat, a cigarette in his mouth and an anchor tattoo which says "MOM." This guy hangs in our studio.
From there we began collaborating on jewelry pieces. The piece below features solid copper pennies that Ted dapped to form a ball and welded back together. Then, I added a gorgeous pink crystal along with a piece of sari ribbon and a few beads. Ted also rolled two sides of three more copper pennies and I attached tiny pink seed pearls to them with wire and embellished the chain with another piece of beautiful piece of sari ribbon.