Precious metal

Zephyr

These earrings, like most of my pieces, were intended to gain a connection to the past. For me jewelry is not just about adornment, but also storytelling. I strive to help the wearer find a story in every piece that…

California Sea Otter

This California Sea Otter Pendant is made from glass enamel, fine silver and 24k gold. The setting consists of kelp motif hand car from sterling silver while the bail showcases a teal Sapphire in a 14k gold octopus setting. Born…

Pendent

Illene Klein is the jewelry designer and founder of Sophia Roc, a custom jewelry brand based in New York City. Her connection with nature and insatiable creativity are the driving cause behind her designs. Klein was never one to bow…

The Flight

This piece belongs to my “The Flight Collection” which was inspired by the famous poem of the preeminent Iranian poet Forough Farokhzad ” Commit the flight to memory for the bird is mortal”. The transcendental concept of the flight is…

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…

Temporal Resonance #17

The main theme I explore in my work is the idea of control, both in the physical world and within our own consciousness. I am fascinated by the physical means of control we encounter and the influence of unseen structures…

Map Inscription Earrings

Jenne Rayburn’s vitreous enamel combines drawing and painting with texturing and patterning in a process of fusing thin coats of specially prepared ground glass to metal in a kiln, using high, controlled heat. For Jenne, this process of creation, from…

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…

Transcendence Urn

My current work examines how we chose to represent, remember, and memorialize those who have died. I investigate this idea through enameled vessels, jewelry, and objects that explore the sentimental attachment to the physical form of someone and how we…

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…

The Hatchling

Change is inevitable. It’s in every breath, every word that we say, every whim. We are in a constant state of change, building the future of our lives even when we feel stagnant. When we are held, however, nestled into…

Mask Order/Order of the Mask

This work was inspired by the idea, symbol, and artefact of the surgical mask, and by the polemical nature it acquired during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Triptych Necklace

My jewelry designs distill the abstract essence of natural landscapes and physical and scientific phenomena. I love forming and texturing metal. The ability of metal to seemingly “freeze” motion, such as the flutter of a scarf’s fringe, fascinates me. This…

Second Thoughts II

My work questions the reaction to the failed or supplemented body. If it were not one of automatic recoil, how would our perceptions of the body differ, and to what societal effect? The work explores this through a series of…

Umbilical Cord Pendant

The forms I create evolve from solving specific design and technical problems using traditional metalsmithing tools and techniques. All forms develop from a flat sheet of metal manipulated into unique three-dimensional shapes which requires a high degree of technical skill….

Untitled Brooch

I draw with metal as my material, fabricating through very repetitive processes to meticulously accumulate pieces into a cohesive whole. I like to think about the joining of parts in my work, about new ways to connect metal, and I…

Primitive

In my work, the jewelry reflects a metaphorical meaning of the emotional power of old and new and the human spirit. I am intrigued by the ritual that links the object and the wearer. I want to manifest the sacred…

Construction Glasses

The concrete structure formed by countless iron rods of the building from the Crystal Palace has become my main inspiration for this series of works, the paneled huge glasses not only amazed me with their transparency that allows the lighting…

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…

Second Generation S-1

I am investigating familial/generational relationships between objects. As one object begets another, they multiply and change. The object evolves but maintains traces of its predecessors. “Second Generation S-1”, cast in Sterling Silver, is the descendant of a raised, Copper vessel.

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…

Venus Fly

The Venus Fly Earrings are one of six pieces in my Femme Fatale series, a body of work in response to the portrayal of women as mysterious, seductive, and even predatory, from the perspective of the male gaze. My hope…

Midnight In The Mimbres Valley

The inspiration for my work comes from patterns, color, and texture that naturally occur in nature. Growing up in the southwestern desert has also influenced my work with its ancient history and diverse culture. Incorporating those things that give nature…

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…

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