In my fiber art and wearable art series, Metalling with Fibers, I am exploring the reuse of metal findings (i.e. buckles, washers, zipper pulls) used in the production of jeans. For several years, I worked for an apparel manufacturer that  primarily focused on jeans. As with many apparel companies, there was an abundance of surplus findings that were not used in production. Often these items are given or sold to employees at a discount price instead of discarding them. Therefore, the Metalling with Fibers series is a means for using surplus metal findings in fiber and wearable art. Finding a socially responsible means to deal with surplus supplies is an important aspect of my creative scholarship. I believe that employingcreativity, good design, and aesthetics to create fiber and wearable art, is a way to give new purpose to discarded apparel components that would most likely end up in a landfill.