Samantha Pagni began her career in art as a community arts program instructor and middle school art teacher. When she wanted to add metalsmithing classes to her curriculum, she took a course in beginning jewelry and was instantly hooked. Inspired by student response, practice and lots of mistakes in and out of her classroom, she continued to add to her bag of tricks & passed along a passion for jewelry to many budding art students along the way. Much of what Samantha continues to create in her studio today is inspired by her everyday adventures with her own kids. She thinks personalized jewelry designs should be meaningful to the wearer, attractive to the admirer, and still unique enough to make a bold statement. After all, no two people are exactly alike, and their jewelry shouldn't be either. Samantha lives with her biggest fans (husband and two young children) in Charlottesville, VA, a place where support for local artists and friendly people continue to amaze her daily.
Shot Through The Heart
"I always tell my kids I love them so much that my heart hurts, like someone shot an arrow straight into it," says artist—and UncommonGoods jewelry challenge finalist—Samantha Pagni. Her silver-plated brass beating heart pendant is pierced with brass arrow tails that can be customized with the names of those who make your heart, or the heart of someone close to you, pound! Whether you honor your true love, a special friend or relative, your little ones, or even a beloved pet, this emotionally-charged pendant is a pretty reminder of those who make our hearts feel so full they feel as if they may burst from our chests. Handmade in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Exclusively at UncommonGoods.