KatiePoterala

Katie Poterala

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Our super-connected globe and its fluctuating resources have redefined for many what makes an item most valuable to them. What’s deemed “precious” is a matter of personal choice, but also often a function of how design and materials stand up against both actual time and the shortening waves of our attention spans.

Katie Poterala, a South Carolina artist, creates complex adornments that are both functional and an exploration of the preciousness of jewelry itself.   READ MORE

January 28th, 2014

Formia

Formia Design

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A mother of two, Mia was looking for the perfect gift for her daughter’s preschool teacher. While recognizing that jewelry would be easy, she really wanted something that would demonstrate her daughter’s participation as well. So she asked her daughter to draw something for her teacher. Out came her preschooler’s fairly random scribbles, which Mia then decided to recreate, as exactly as possible, into a pair of sterling silver dangly earrings.  READ MORE

January 27th, 2014

AudraZili

Audra Zili

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Lithuanian artist, Audra Zili has an online shop of unique textile jewelry created by layering twisted ribbons and taft, then holding it all together with beautiful beading.  READ MORE

January 27th, 2014

SuzDavisStudio

Suz Davis Studio

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Suz Davis celebrates Halloween with a series of fun, childlike pieces full of both design flair and recycled bits and bobs. She sells her work on Etsy, all the while sidling around the midwest region of the US (“I’d like to eventually land in Oregon. That seems like home for some reason.”) in a “travel-ready camper” with her husband and son, Elijah.  READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

JoyUde

Joy Ude

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Joy Ude is exploring. After initiating a smart entrance into the fashion world, working for companies such as G-Unit Clothing, Apple Bottoms by Nelly, Dockers and Levis, she has returned to get a Master’s degree in Fibers at the University of North Texas. She’s allowing herself to explore both externally, into the mechanics and tactile beginnings of fashion, but also internally as well. She’s bringing deep personal interests into her work now.  READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

SydneyLynch

Sydney Lynch

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Sydney Lynch’s jewelry has incredible Feng Shui. I can visualize it as sculpture, huge pieces in the courtyard of an urban landscape; as a painting, perhaps, reminding us of natural balance even as it blends with hard angles. But then we wouldn’t be able to WEAR it. So I should just be grateful that the forms are available as lovely small gems. READ MORE

November 20th, 2013

Expressions

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While the hip photographs and couture cuffs would seem to speak of a young fashionista artisan, it turns out that the Etsy shop, Irregular Expressions, is actually the work of 63-year-old Sebahat Cetinkaya, a woman born in the countryside of Turkey and graduated from the Hacibektas School of Arts for Girls in 1967.  READ MORE

June 28th, 2013

RaptMaille

Rapt in Maille

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“With chainmaille, you really just have to dig in and experiment with the idea you have in your head, especially since weight and gravity play a major role.”   READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

KaliButterfly

Kali Butterfly

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What once meant the difference between life and death on the Medieval battlefield is now turning heads in the art world.  READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

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