Las Vegas based artist Simone Russ has been creating art for as long as she can remember. Throughout school she studied fine art, focusing on mainly portraits and figurative work, which eventually culminated in a day job as a caricature artist. One day, in the spring of 2019, she began experimenting with resin in her […]
Las Vegas based artist Simone Russ has been creating art for as long as she can remember. Throughout school she studied fine art, focusing on mainly portraits and figurative work, which eventually culminated in a day job as a caricature artist. One day, in the spring of 2019, she began experimenting with resin in her fine art, and soon she turned her hand towards making jewelry. Now Simone prefers to work with resin, silicone, and polymer clay to create fun and
colorful jewelry. She currently has two main jewelry lines: Cute Berry Jewelry, which is mostly fruit and plant themed, like strawberries and cactus and sunflowers, and Cute Berry After Dark, which is her cannabis themed jewelry line.
Simone loves bright colors and glitter, which is obvious when looking at any of her designs. When asked about her love of color, Simone said, “The great thing about colors is that there are endless combinations, leading to endless design ideas. So, if I make a weed leaf dangle earring in green, I would want to try making it in pink (my favorite color) as well. And if it looks good in pink, it’ll probably look good in purple, and by that point, you might as well make it in every color, and suddenly you have a collection.”
Why incorporate cannabis designs? As a cannabis consumer herself, Simone had seen weed leaf designs everywhere, on hats, shirts, socks, etc., but they were almost exclusively green. And, after seeing all of the 420 models on Instagram wearing amazing, colorful outfits, with boring or no jewelry, she knew she could make something that would look better with their outfits and be cuter than anything currently available.
When asked what she has coming up in the future, Simone alluded to recently purchasing a 3D printer which we are sure she has big plans for. She is also looking forward to getting back to in-person events and she is always working on new designs. As far as new artists just starting out, Simone recommends “just keep at it! Don’t be afraid to try new things, even if you fail, you’ll learn something.”
Cute Berry Jewelry offers wholesale pricing for boutiques and dispensaries. For more information, reach out to Simone at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit Cute Berry online at cuteberryjewelry.com and follow on social media @cuteberryjewelry.