Geo Dot Cigar Band Ring

Erika Novak


Chicago, IL, United States

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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 my bench using traditional hand fabrication and stone setting techniques. My pieces, which are minimal in structure, encompass geometric shapes arranged as an ode to the optical and pop art that I love. My work also utilizes patterns and structures digitally generated in the 3D modeling application.

Erika creates wearable lines of contemporary jewelry, using bench methods, digital techniques, or a combination of both. Erika was trained in graphic design and later pursued a technology career. Her training in the metalsmithing arena has been non-traditional; formed by participation in workshops that nurtured her need for creative expression.

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