Digitally-fabricated

Cicada Bracelet

Today, the culture of Japan is one of the most popular cultures around the world. Their culture not only reflects the attitudes of present day, but also trace back to the past. Kumihimo is the traditional technique that uses silk…

MIKVAHSNMADDOGZSS23

Using the power of sound and music, my work becomes activated by not only the wearer, but the audience. Wearable objects that emulate surreal depictions of my own body are integrated with Bluetooth speakers that can be paired with a…

Tribute

Presenting a stunning necklace that draws its inspiration from the captivating allure of African ethnic culture. The necklace features gracefully carved colored wooden horns, beautifully polished with beeswax for an authentic touch. At the center of the necklace, a glass…

It Sings a Song of Sorrow

Touch and interaction are an inherent outcome in jewelry. I use ‘desire of touch’ as the basis for creating the work in my series “When…” With each piece, I try and find a balance between material and concept. My works…

The Hunger

I make work that focuses on macabre subject matter without sacrificing beauty and function, creating couture jewelry that caters to unique aesthetics in the market. My designs speak in terms of eccentricities and incorporate unsettling visuals. I am inspired by…

LuBen Urn

Gina Westergard creates contemplative urns that mark the passage of time, celebrate a life that has passed, and evoke memories that remain. The LuBen Urn was made for a couple who wish to have their ashes combined. The urn’s design…

Viking Ship of Bones earrings

Viking ships were known for their intimidating silhouette of a monster. Arriving by sail or by oar, the dragon head on the ship’s bow and tail on the stern must have appeared monstrous indeed. I see the forms of vessels…

Spring Radiolaria

Spring Radiolaria brooch/necklace began as an enlarged hand drawing of a microscopic creature. Mental deconstructing the zooplankton during the hand drawing phase, I morphed the creatures into flat layers which would rebuild as a 3D form. CAD software ingested the…

Family Tree

“Family Tree” is a captivating earring art piece that encapsulates the essence of cherished childhood memories through the innovative use of recycled plastic. This unique creation features an array of meticulously crafted family portraits. The interplay of the eco-conscious choice…

Monarch Box No. 390, detail of interior and removed brooch

This work detail is from a series comprised of 90 wooden brooches in unique boxes that serve as reliquary-like vessels to honor and house the wings of Monarch butterflies that were collected by Oklahoma State University scientists researching the Monarch…

Venus Dog Tag

Venus Dog Tag combines a small-scale image of the Venus of Willendorf, one of the world’s most recognizable and iconic fertility figures, with a standard dog tag. The jarring contrast between these two forms embodies the dystopian nature of government…

Voronoi Peaks Multiple Triangle Articulated Pendant

From Erika: “I love that I can take my ideas and leverage the same CAD software used to design buildings, household products, landscapes and furniture to realize my jewelry designs. Or that I can start and finish a project on…

Opal Japan Sea Ring

When I think about metals and gemstones, I think about what had to happen for them to appear, the exploration that brought them to our attention, how they light a fire in our imagination, and I see this all encompassing…

Seed of Temptation (Phytolacca)

I view my work in jewelry as moments in a life’s journey; a response to the mysteries and ambiguities of existence.

Talisman V.8

Talisman V.8 is part of a series of brooches incorporating a beautiful memory chip, digitally printed aluminum, carved mammoth ivory (extinct), sterling and cubic zirconia. This brooch is 2 x 2.5 inches. Like all of the others in this series,…

Evolve

Evolution is often not clear to us as humans. We tend to view it as something that happened in the distant past of the planet. But it is going on every day around us. Microbes make swift work of the…

3-stone Bezel Set Emerald Cut Sapphire Ring

18K yellow gold bezel set emerald cut ring with one 4.55ct. certified vivid pink sapphire, one 3.04ct. orange sapphire, and one 2.01ct. teal sapphire, 9.60ct. total weight

Worth Its Weight (2, 3, 5)

Using the material language of luggage/baggage/bag, this work explores resources, conveyance, and value. When water is plentiful and accessible, little attention is paid to this vital resource; it is taken for granted, squandered, lost in transit. When it is scarce,…

Golden Mirror Brooch

The female experience is a reoccurring theme in my work. I am informed by everyday interactions and observations of gender-based expectations or generalizations. Within advertisements, popular culture, and the media; similar colors, patterns, shapes, skills, and pastimes intended for women…

Starry Night

Throughout my career my natural curiosity led me to explore several media. I became interested in incorporating technology in my work and have been experimenting with LEDs, electronics and 3D printing for a few years now. I translated this knowledge…

Connecting Ink

My work engages human nature’s desire to connect. Through making, I explore how objects act as intermediaries between people. This work reflects on the delicate balance and navigation that happens when we intertwine our lives with others. Inspired by relationships…

Flower Power

This body of work represents a nod to tradition in pattern and shape while also reflecting a modern voice by way of material investigation and use. Harking back to hand made quilts and doilies, Angela Caldwell gives honor to the…

ILU

My artistic practice centers around personal history, connection and identity. I reflect on my experience as a Nigerian who has lived on three continents thus far and how those experiences have led to the deconstruction, reassembly and hybridization of my…

Enchaînted

There are a few definitions in the dictionary for Link that inspire me: Link (noun) A connecting structure such as a single ring or division of a chain 1) Bond 2) Unit in a communication system 3) To become connected…

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