Precious metal

Wedding Ring

My recent work explores human relations and their inherent complexities. I believe that absurd extremes can make us see complex issues in a different context and, on occasion, be amusing. I frequently use humor to address issues that I see…

Elliptical Necklace with Rocks

This necklace is fabricated using cold connections. It is made of anodized aluminum, photo-printed aluminum, beads and stainless steel wire. The necklace is one long piece, with no clasp, and slips over the head. There is no top or bottom,…

Rags to firmly ensconced in a middle class life

Rags to firmly ensconced in a middle class life : peddlers bell necklace What we choose to convey from one place to another – what we choose to keep and keep close to us – is a direct expression of…

Memory – For Mary

I have long been interested in the memories used objects hold in each imperfection and the importance of imperfections to our memories. This piece, is about how memory acts, generally, and about my friend’s memories and family more specifically. The…

Charmed I’m Sure…and Other Things I’ve Lost Track Of

From the series “Of Rust and Roses”, “Charmed, I’m Sure . . . and Other Things I’ve Lost Track Of” is a sculptural charm garland that incorporates objects that physically and aesthetically represent Eastern North Carolina to me. It’s meant…

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…

Turbulent Waters

Turbulent Waters is inspired by the fluid nature of strength. Strength is not a constant. In the hectic days that threaten to overwhelm, strength ebbs and flows, surging forth when needed, and receding like the tides back into the depths…

Los Angeles: Olvera Street

My research is influenced by the locations I have lived or visited. My works are inspired by my experiences traveling, and the roads that take me from one place to another. I use materials taken directly from the street showing…

Wheezy, Queasy, Uncomfortable: Nervous Girl

Emily Pellini’s work can best be described as a combination of narrative, lines, and a lot of glitter. While pieces share concepts of trauma, family dysfunction, and shame, they are tied together in delicately lined patterns, illustration, and hand-lettered text….

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…

Geo Bracelet Dark/Gold

These bracelets are intended to be experienced. They are kinetic metal sculptures that move and shift as they are picked up, handled, and worn. The bracelets are minimalist pieces in which there is no skin, only the essential structure –…

Nouveau Blossom

The more experience I have on this earth, the more I am aware of how we are all connected. We are connected through friends/acquaintance, our favorite places to visit, our families, our chosen families, our daily routines, but most importantly-…

Caeruleum

Inspired by both personal and larger-scale social experiences, this piece aims to raise awareness about the mental health effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is through exploration of forms and theory of colour combined with traditional jewellery techniques such as…

Mind Flow II

Everyone has their own world – a space where they become themselves. It is both spiritual and precious. While some may open their world to share themselves, others are more protective. My works take inspiration from this space of separation….

Cameo Appearance: Who am I?

Today we partially live on the screen, in 2-dimensional digital worlds. Much like shadows of our full physical selves, social media reflects a projected persona and formulates a digital identity. My point of view and expression directly correlate to my…

Carbon Cycle Necklace

I am amazed by the complexity and beauty of the natural world. My on-going series of work is focused on the origins of life on earth, evolution and the carbon cycle. As a jeweler and metalsmith, I am fascinated with…

Bridal Collection

A lush experience of color and form, my jewelry mixes the beauty of exquisite, ethically sourced gems with a subtle and organic aesthetic that skates the line between precious and everyday. Each piece is made by hand from recycled precious…

a gentle pull

I call them “Partially Undone” and that’s all they can ever be. They are gestures rendered slowly in between being fully tightened and unraveled. They are given the allowance and power to be perpetually unresolved. They are objects of tension…

Palindrome Brooch

A palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward as forward. This brooch was created to read and function in the same fashion. In other words, there is no front or back….

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…

Nothing but Happiness

For generations my family has practiced the Scottish tradition of First Footing. The first person to enter a home on New Year’s Day carries tokens of good fortune for the year to come. I remember my grandmother wrapping parcels containing…

Object of Transition: Home #1

Creating work on loss has given me a unique perspective on compassion and enduring love. I am using my past work on the topic of mourning and the loss of my brother as a springboard to look deeply at what…

starburst ring

Starburst ring is a form made to represent a landscape – the stars, ocean and land are represented. There is a burst of gold around one of the stars and a dark patina finish on the surface of the piece….

Pioneer for Medicine

Inspired by Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party, The Necklace Party represents three women in science who changed the narrative. I created this series to educate the public on these women’s accomplishments, which are not always recognized as they should be. Dorothy…

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