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Wa Yuusu is a reflection of African, Caribbean, and African American culture. Skin lightening is a problem, especially for females. Skin lightening has a long history that is impacted by the media, social status, religion, wealth, mental health, and culture….

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….

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…

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…

Kitchen Knife

Kitchen Knife, pattern-welded steel (8670 & 1095), Thurmanite / Mapume-gane handle scales, G10, nickel silver.

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…

Mask for Thought, Koalas, Pandemic, Climate Change

Masks for Thought, Koalas, Pandemic, Climate Change, 2020 Australia has always been at the vanguard even when wearing masks. Australia began wearing masks and respirators in the ACT early in December 2019 as the devastating fires of what it is…

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…

Distortion 1

Moments of trauma mark pivotal shifts in my life that have forever altered my perception of self and reality. Coinciding with lifelong depression, these ailments are both a morbid source of inspiration and a debilitation. My work is a means…

Silver Bowknot Ring

Bows, and knots in general, are ancient symbols of strength, unions, ties that bind but also of loyalty and beauty. With the Silver Bowknot Ring , I have updated the classic bowknot by making it a real statement and placing…

Blue Topaz Necklace from Water is Life Series

Over the course of my career, I have honed my skills, learning from and alongside other artists. I have integrated the lessons these artists taught and carry forward their lineage as well. In July of 2011, I almost lost the…

Seed Starter

In my work, I explore an imaginary world that contains a crossover between human and plant-like conformations. These pieces often reference flowers whether native or exotic, trees, and root systems fictitiously enhanced to speak about connections we as humans share…

Protection-Stories

“Protection” is about the violation and oppression on words. It depicts my rejection of the exceeding censorship in Mainland China. I choose to blur the information that should not have been censored on the Internet and reveal it once again…

Tentacles

Going through the day distracted by people, places and things has us all feeling a bit this way – now more than ever. Spread far and wide, multitasking with tentacles, in many directions. A reminder is due to pause each…

War and Peace Choke Her

Handmade Argentium Silver Chain Maille necklace, Chasing and Repoussé Argentium Silver Medieval Shields, Hand Fabricated 22k Gold Peace Sign and Teardrop Garnet Bezels, Wire wrapped Pearl drops and Plastic Toy Guns. Symbols, Unfortunately timeless: Chain Maille necklace- War throughout history….

Fish Servers

I created these serving pieces to evoke images of fish and fishing in the imagination. Working in restoration and teaching has led me to research historic forms of flatware. I am particularly intrigued by the moment in the 19th century…

Orchid Brooch

Plique a jour orchid in fine silver with pink sapphire.

Resonating

My hopes in life are resonating subtly…

Soul Cloud

My wearable artwork is an external display of feminine power that emboldens the wearer to show his/her own unique spirit. I juxtapose forms both familiar and unexplored to provide a transcendent quality that is inextricably tied to the elements. Growing…

Squarish

I work with steel in the traditional forging manor of a blacksmith. I explore and push the plasticity of steel in its hot state to achieve a variety of layered textures and patterns. My working method is to forge many…

Everlasting Love Double Pendants

I designed a Child and Mother container necklace. I designed this shape inspired by bamboo. If you take off the bamboo shoot from the container, the bamboo shoot is also a necklace pendant. The lower part can be used to…

From the Body, in Red

I am both an artist and a scientist, a symbiotic relationship I have nurtured throughout my life. This brooch illustrates my current fascination with electroforming, which brought me full circle back to a seed I planted in my early twenties….

Imaginario – Waves

Lately I dream of places with lots of water; with places that I do not know physically, but that appear very clearly in my dreams. From the water, the reflection of the sun is seen as small glitters that change…

Aire

Bold, Simple, Geometric Art Jewelry with an eclectic edge: inspired by the raw beauty of nature, sacred geometry, simplicity, and patterns. The work represents my love of geometry. The collections create an evolution of a simple shape into sophisticated motifs…

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