Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Heidi Abrahamson. I’m a Metalsmith. I make jewelry.
How did you get your start?
In the early 70’s, my mother started collecting and selling modernist jewelry, along with antique, as she was an antique dealer. That’s when it all really began.
A little over ten years ago, I was looking over pieces that I had collected, Ed Levin, designers for Georg Jensen, Kalo, all the Scandinavian pieces were the best, I thought to myself “Why can’t I do this?”. It was then, in 2005, that I decided to take a basic jewelry making class for $50.00 at the Mining Museum here in Phoenix. That was the start of it all.
What inspires you?
Architecture, Scandinavian design. The Modernists.
What do you like about AZ?
We’ve been here just over 20 years. Living here is very reasonable and it’s afforded us to do what we want and work for ourselves. Phoenix has been very good to us.
Where can we see you(r) work?
Here in Phoenix:
For The People
5102 North Central
In Palm Springs:
Flow Modern Design
768 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
The Lisa Cliff Collection, here.
What would you like to accomplish before you die?
You know, if I die tomorrow, I’d be okay with that. I’ve been beautiful places, seen beautiful things, met wonderful people. I’m happy to keep doing what I’m doing.
What is your mantra?
I was recently asked this, and I still really don’t have one other than, “I can do this.”. I try. Sometimes I win. And, sometimes, I fail. I just keep trying.