About the Designer
JODI BLOOM (she/her), designer and storyteller, is the provocateur behind So Charmed. She studied art at RISD and UMD and has been practicing design and making art for over 40 years.
With a prior incarnation as a published short fiction writer (work in 30+ literary magazines and anthologies during the 1990’s, and a daytime gig managing the clients and work of designfarm—her graphic design practice in the DC metro area–Bloom found jewelry a perfect medium with which to realize conceptual works that could also be worn. Her work often tells a vividly imagined stories, engaging her vast collection of treasured vintage beads, findings, textiles and found objects from many decades and from all over the world. She will drill a hole in anything.
Creative influences include growing up in the midwest, carnivals, the circus and state fairs, rock ‘n roll, literature, world cultures, Victoriana, mourning jewelry, surrealism and dada, among many other things.
Jodi’s work has been featured in curated exhibitions, books, blogs, and print magazines and has been worn by more than one celebrity rockstar (Courtney Love is a fan), actress, writer, and artist. Two pieces of jewelry were included in a retrospective of poet Arthur Rimbaud–RimbaudMania–which opened in Paris in 2010. Those pieces now reside in the permanent collection of the Rimbaud Museum in Charleville-Mézières, France.