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Bolo Tie

My new series of works is inspired by Medieval reliquaries, containers that hold the relic of a saint. I am interested in the ways we venerate the dead and living, and within my work, the American cockroach serves as our…

Feathers and Ashes

My work comes from a love of crafting and telling stories. I grew up with my nose in a book, enthralled by the worlds and characters contained within the pages, and wishing I could step into their realm. I now…

Thames Hoops

Inspired by London’s Albert Bridge, these stunning hoop earrings showcase a kite-shaped geometric detail, mirroring the bridge’s intricate design. I designed them in CAD and printed them in sterling silver, I then soldered the posts and hand polished them. These…

Face+1

Face+1 My face, unfamiliar face with me through someone else’s eyes. I appear as a very small element in people, objects, or scenes everywhere I face and permeate little by little. The root of the shape prototype is the shape…

Finger Pointing

“Finger Pointing” is a brooch that converts into a pendant. The material is sterling silver, carved in clay and in wax, with chasing and fabrication. The subject refers to how easy it is to point a finger at at a…

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…

Cascading Leaf Globe

My lighting journey began with a simple question, “can I make my cuffs into light shades?” From that success I started looking through my sketch book of jewelry designs for more inspiration and found a recurring motif, the leaf. My…

Either and Neither

A question that I had been asked: “Where are you from? Where are you really from?”

Fantasy or Conjecture

When the lock is hidden, the key becomes a connection between illusion and reality. When its role and function are blurred with the change of the key itself, the unknown completes the imagination. The curiosity and conjecture behind the key…

Random Geometric Bracelet

Kristine’s work represents jewelry as an exploration of lightweight metal constructions that move, shift, and collapse. Each piece is an experiment – created with hand fabricated and forged links, connected with moveable riveted joints. The jewelry as objects are both…

Father Sky & Mother Earth

The ring I’m submitting was born out of my birth stone, which is Amethyst. It was hand carved numerous years ago, and I decided to create a piece using sterling silver and 14KYG. All my work is One-of-a-Kind, as all…

The Sleepwalker

I create expressive objects of personal adornment that combine imagery, typography, and poetry. My most recent work conveys a sense of altered reality that reflects my experience of the coronavirus pandemic. Rendered in fine silver and gold with traditional chasing…

Sweet Vengeance series

Émile Zola’s novels left a lasting impact on Julie Bégin, who was overwhelmed by the author’s uncompromisingly harsh stories. In February 2021, during a rare outing, Bégin stumbled upon a dilapidated copy of Germinal in the snow, and an idea…

Decorative Champlevé Vessel – FACETS 6 Edition

This edition of the Studio’s decorative vessels invokes a unique design on each of eight sides (“facets”), visually and stylistically integrated as a set while presenting subtle individual differences – a symbolic synergy of social harmony and personal space. The…

Tanzania

A 2.91 ct blue violet natural round cut tanzanite which is bezel set and surrounded by 22k gold and silver granules onto a pendant. All handmade. A trip I took to South Africa right before the pandemic started is where…

Redbud Ring

The Redbud Ring is cast in sterling silver from a wax model carved and created with waxes made from casted and molded redbud branches. The ring is powerful, natural and maybe dangerous, reminding us that nature is both beautiful and…

Metamorphosis #2

I delight in the magical surrealism of reality in nature. My designs are informed by studies of entomology, and life sciences, as well as experiences while living in the tropics and the desert. I savor researching and revisiting the realm…

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