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Shibari Fascinator

Shibari Fascinator is a wearable sculpture for the head. Fashioned as a fascinator, copper wire is coiled and crocheted as veiled cocktail hat to provide the wearer with a veil of allure and protection. Patina was applied to emulate the…

XS011 with Removable Brooch

“I explore space, movement and surface by layering materials in intricate patterns. My mixed-media pieces are a marriage of image and object, adorning the wall and the body. Using traditional techniques in unexpected ways, I carve and drill through painted…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Nurture: The Big Hug

My work examines, reflects upon, and celebrates women: the role of mother, female friendships, societal boundaries, pressures, confines, beauty, relationships, family, and love. It is about honoring the work women do, about recognizing the traditions of female craft, about seeing…

Reimagining Blombos Silver Brooch

Shells are homes: places of refuge. They have been used for jewellery-making for at least 150,000 years. My Conchology project takes inspiration from prehistoric jewellery models to explore the contemporary concept of home, displacement, and the importance of safe havens.

Indigo and Marigold

This mixed materials necklace is a combination of hand crocheted silk bead forms and semi precious stone beads. I have dyed the silk with botanical dyes I have made from plants that I have grown or foraged. These special colors…

Metalsmith Dreams #2

Metalsmith Dreams #2 is part of a series of work using lips and/or eyes from images taken during museum visits over the years. The eye in this piece is from a marble bust of Justinian in the Vatican Museum. My…

Epaulettes No. 01

Color Bound: born of a lengthy, notoriously unpredictable Bay Area commute, leaving me frequently in bumper to bumper traffic. Bored & scanning the stuff accumulated in the medians of the freeway, a rainbow of neatly bundled telecommunication wire in a…

Slipknot

The choice to render a simple nautical knot in beadwork draws the viewer’s attention to this overlooked but essential form. Tying knots is an early and elemental part of human evolution, one that proves its ubiquitous use to this day….

Prickly Blue

Nature is the muse that instills in me a visual vocabulary of endless possibilities, that inform my aesthetics whatever form they take. From jewelry to teapots, or basketry to installations, all my pieces are sculptural studies—explorations of the structures, colors,…

Lonesome Hyacinth

You can put on a pretty face, and act like everything is fine. But the crushing weight of the world still holds up in the back of your mind. Tucked into the shadows, aching loneliness and sorrow; the feelings no…

Dimension Walkers

My name is Ellie Garvey and I am an Indianapolis-based jewelry artist and children’s book writer/illustrator. In both mediums, my work employs complex patterning, floral motifs, and the beauty of nature to evoke sentiment and promote a sense of well-being….

Sea Creatures

Homage to J.P Miller & M.L. Hu I have always been drawn to water and have lived on a sailboat for part of my life. I am drawn to creating personal adornment from the forms of maritime vessels and the…

Plan B Amphora

This amphora pendant was designed and created for the Plan B Project which is a traveling exhibition and fund raiser for Planned Parenthood.

Leaf Footed Bug Brooch

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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