Bench Jeweler

Electric Broomstick

I made a short film to satisfy our project with Gijs Bakker and Louise Schouwenberg at MASieraad. Because of general and personal grief, my head and body only wanted to be on and in the ground. “Electric Broomstick” grew from…

Talisman V.2

Talisman V.2 is a brooch made of sterling, mammoth (extinct) ivory, and a computer chip. The talisman is intended to protect the wearer from the predations from the digital world inflicted by other users as well as the hardware and…

Contact Cluster: a stack of five rings

Upon each of these rings balances a hollow-fabricated form, made by silver-soldering and gold-soldering up to 30 elements together, mastered from units originally fabricated in metal wire and granules. The completed forms are geodesic spheres, and abstracted extensions of them,…

Sundot Swirls, Large

My jewelry is concerned with the interplay of natural forms, contrasting elements and symbolic content. In the Radiance Collection, 22K bi-metal “Sundots” are used to depict the light and power of the sun; while organic swirls in oxidized silver provide…

Ess Stitch Brooch

Growing up I heard stories about how my grandmother supported her son, my father, during the Second World War with her needlework. Crafts such as weaving, quilt making and sewing were often designated as “women’s work” leaving much nobler artistic…

Garden Reflections: Rain Forest

As a Metalsmith, my work deals with the passage of time. Using the imagery of transport, passage or renewal, it becomes a metaphor for navigating life. In this sculptural vessel, that journey is illuminated by sterling silver, pearls, nickel silver,…

Surgical Mask in Copper

Ferguson works alone to produce his art, preferring to start each new piece with just raw materials and tools, in hopes of moving as far away from ideas and techniques of mass production as possible. The goal of his work…

Woodland Splendor Ring

I work in series and the most recent jewelry collection, Flow of Time Series, is inspired by nature. I grew up in the Midwest amongst the rugged landscape of woodlands, hills, and cold water streams. My inspiration comes from an…

The Royalink

To create this piece, I sought evolution in technique, form, and application! I have used brass and steel metal wires to retain the jewelry appearance, but instead of a plain metal plate, I tried to recreate the surface piece by…

Ligare: Cage: Luck

What is jewelry and what does jewelry do? What is the literal and conceptual structure of jewelry? What are the ‘bones’ that support the efficacious ability of jewelry? Ligaments attach bones to bones and allow bodies to move, contract, and…

The Queens Necklace

Last December the artist Michele Oka Doner reached out to me to collaborate with a platinum project she wanted to exhibit with her gallery in London, David Gill Gallery in an offering towards Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Celebration. After viewing images…

Sterling Silver Forged Drop Necklace

Sterling Silver Forged Drop Necklace With Carved Ellipse Beads Garnet, Citrine, CZ Wendy Tonsits Jewelry is a synthesis of bold lines and striking relationships of form and colored gemstones. Creative influences can be found in the sculptural forms and colors…

Wild Rose Necklace

I fabricated this necklace of 20K gold, dendritic gold nuggets, mammoth ivory beads, and raw emerald beads. Many of the natural dendritic nuggets look like leaves, so that was the inspiration for this piece. The wild roses bloom around solstice…

Tejas large cuff

After a life changing experience at the infamous Ghost Ranch, lapidary inlay quickly became my newest obsession. I combine fabricated and cast silver with inlaid gemstones and minerals to create bold and modern interpretations of traditional jewelry of the American…

In Honor of Her Honor

(1000 paper beads cut from the dissenting opinions of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) This piece is a lace collar/warrior breastplate comprised of 1000 paper beads cut from the dissenting cases of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It is both a…

Nest For Two

My current work is a series of “Cocoons” and “Nests”, each containing either two pearls nestled together or a single pearl. This stylized “Nest For Two” represents the safe space that a relationship can provide, whether with a trusted friend…

Fall Moon

My work is inspired by what I see around me every day and most days I see a body of water. This piece was inspired by the full November moon rising over Boston Harbor. The moon left a golden path…

Sprout

Organic structures echo memories, emotions, and everyday interactions. My process of creation is a mechanism to cope with humanity and my own reality. I look at different forms of nature to inspire my work; free-flowing motion, unique textures, and intricate…

Creating Connections

Pushing, merging, and intertwining the boundaries of jewelry, sculpture, and art is something that I have always been compelled to do since my start in metals and jewelry three years ago. I create sculptural jewelry that is worn on the…

The Great Gorilla

I am a hyper-creative human. My studio practice provides an outlet through which I can channel that over-abundance of energy into meaningful work that is fun for others to collect and wear. I am a practitioner and forever student of…

Pearl Lacey Earrings

The work of J.E. Paterak quietly reflects a concern for our planet’s health by drawing the eye to the smallest details found in nature. She strives to draw attention to the nuance of wonder. Whether moss brooches “wrought” in glass…

lily pad ring

My studio practice is an exploration of ideas. Starting with the familiar; fragments from nature, memories or reflections, I begin by building studies. The process of making, from the choice of materials to how the piece is fabricated, continually informs…

Silver Bowknot Ring

Bows, and knots in general, are ancient symbols of strength, unions, ties that bind but also of loyalty and beauty. With the Silver Bowknot Ring , I have updated the classic bowknot by making it a real statement and placing…

Cratageus monogyna

Inspired by research on Porto’s natural landscape and FUTURO – 100,000 Trees Project goal of reforesting the Portuguese city, Kendall Reiss created three rings to highlight indigenous tree species for Tincal Lab Challenge 2021: Jewelry & Nature. Located near Tincal…

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