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Crush to Form_2

Photopolymerizing crushed gemstones and sterling silver using UV-curing resin is developed through series of experiments as a new metalsmithing technique. This technique is based on Crushed Stone Inlay, in which crushed gemstones are adhered in crevices in metal with an…

Age of Compromise

My personal craft practice is an exploration of self, environment, body adornment, and nostalgia. I rely on jewelry formats as systems to analyze my environment while also searching for a time/place of belonging. The traditional hand skills of decorative arts/crafts…

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…

Temporal Resonance #33 & 34

My work explores the idea of control: both in the physical world and within our own consciousness. I am fascinated by the means of control we encounter and the unseen structures and systems that modify our experiential reality. This tension…

Small Chunk Necklace

Made from silver plate tray, brass wire fused with bits of silver. The thin layer of silver on the brass plate has moved, clumped, and revealed some of the underlying brass. Because the metal has a rough patina, I don’t…

Untitled

This is one of the smaller hollowware pieces I make. Some of my work takes an enormous amount of thought to decide what imagery (usually kind of surrealist) to chase into the side of the vessel. Not this one! Just…

Siblings 02

Siblings. Similar yet so different. Push and pull. You and me. Growing up together, we shared everything. The same womb, our mother’s lap. We took our baths together, slept in the same bed. Every time I turned my head, you…

The Resilient Ginkgo

These earrings were featured in New York City Jewelry Week in November, 2022 in the SNAG Gallery in Industrial City, Queens, NY. They feature ginkgo leaves patterned on leaves found in Wellsville, NY. Ginkgo trees can grow in a wide…

Shell Reliquary Necklace

My work celebrates the sacredness of the mundane. Religious reliquaries and talismans house ordinary objects such as wood, bone and cloth considered to be holy because of an association with saints or gurus. My reliquaries and talismans present ordinary objects…

Big rock

Jewelry is a way to creatively express the values of both the wearer and the maker. In this piece, the overscaled gemstone might comment on overt displays of wealth, reference hip-hop culture, or simply show an attraction to the beautiful…

Who’s Wearing Who?

“Who’s Wearing Who?” began with the intent to make a bold statement. After carefully welding and finishing the two forms were shaped into two interlocking spirals then anodized and secured together with a hoop. As with most of my work,…

Seasons

I find inspiration in the world around me; nature, shapes, colors, doors, buildings. You name it, everything has potential to be turned into jewelry. For this piece, I took inspiration from nature depicting changing seasons, namely, falling leaves, changing colors,…

Curled Pod brooch

I often use diverse materials with metal and Curled Pod brooch is made of laminated bent maple wood and steel wire. It is part of my Florilegium Project which explores our relationship with plant matter in the celebration of life’s…

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…

Allegories of Jewelry #31

This brooch is from a new series titled “Allegories of Jewelry.” They are about four fundamental attributes of wearable jewelry: Relationship to the Body; Deorativeness; Eroticism; and Relationship to Touch. Together, these four qualities define the power of jewelry: its…

Carnelian Duesy Earrings–after a 1930 Model J Duesenberg

The Duesy earrings are based on my seeing for the first time the incredibly beautiful 1930 Model J Duesenberg car in an auto museum, now closed, in Sam Marcos, Texas. There was both a red Duesy and a blue Duesy,…

I Love Man

Brenda Schweder spins narratives of reinvention—curating and recombobulating disparate found objects into jewelry-sculpture [or sculpture-jewelry] and building new stories of whimsy, silly, and sass! When charged at a young age with arranging the flotsam of her Grandma Mae’s bureau-top [her…

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…

Cornish Sea Stone Ring

Inspired by the bays along the beautiful north coast of Cornwall, this ring holds a piece of one in its heart. Silver tendrils of seaweed and bubbles suspend a found Cornish sea stone over a pool of shimmering ocean-colored enamels…

Star pod

My work is a celebration of life and a testimony to it’s splendor. Known in the ALCHEMICAL TEXT as the “Splendor Solis” or splendor of the Sun. I am inspired by liquid forms, conception, DNA, pods and gestation. I attempt…

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.

Balance & Demarcation Cuff

Linda Seebauer Hansen is a visual artist and educator who creates two and three dimensional works in metal and mixed media. She uses a variety of techniques and processes to construct sculpture and jewelry into textural and volumetric works. She…

Salt & Hewn

The way we adorn ourselves speaks a thousand words. The jewelry you will find here is meant to live with you. It is to take you to the casually luxurious and beyond. I make each piece with care and curiosity…

Broken Waters #4

I created this work in response to the multitude of vulnerable experiences I had as a mother of young twins. Filling the sac with liquid, protected only by a thin membrane is a metaphor for what it was like to…

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