These handmade stud earrings contrast 24k gold leaf with oxidized sterling.
5/16" x 1/8"
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STATEMENT I believe that balance is a key component in the persistence and thriving capacity of nature. The balance of many different kinds of forces dictates much of what we experience in the world. It is the concept and design principle of balance that informs and inspires my designs. An ever growing appreciation for the elegant perfection of the natural world coupled with a modern simplicity makes my jewelry what it is: the perfect accessory for a special occasion or every day.
BIOGRAPHY Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Emily never felt at peace in the bustling city in which she grew up, but in the trails of the mountains and on the shores of the beaches. It only made sense that the nature she enjoyed to spend her time in, would become the main source of inspiration for her metal work. It was 2010, in a nature oasis at the top of a mountain, where she learned to handle metal. She learned to use tools she had never even seen before to manipulate a material that felt so permanent. She learned the skills to transform raw materials into delicate, shining tokens of beauty. It was this transformation of material that transformed something in her. It is the inherent balance of solidity and effortlessness that drives her love of metal and fuels the creation of jewelry that honors the simple, yet perfect forms of the natural world. After receiving a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art for jewelry and metals, Emily continued her studio practice pulling from the inspiration of her thesis, which focused on how the seasons create so much of the balance in nature and directly affect how we exist in the world.
Small Stardust Studs
These 14k gold hand crafted stud earrings are convex with a brushed matte finish.
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STATEMENT In addition to making sculpture, I realized shrinking the scale to jewelry size would allow me to make art that is accessible to everyone.
Strong and delicate, ancient and modern, my designs are contemporary with a classic look. Conceptually, they derive from my fascination with biological cells viewed through a microscope and celestial bodies viewed through a telescope. Movement is also a key component as I strive to create comfortable, everyday jewelry that complements and expresses the exceptional qualities of the individual. Each piece of my jewelry tells its own story: every blow of the hammer, every bent curve of metal, every stone collected from far-away lands becomes part of a one-of-a-kind, wearable work of art.
BIOGRAPHY Rebecca is a mixed media sculpture and jewelry artist whose work can be found in public and private collections around the world. She studied under Sadashi Inuzuka at the University of Michigan, earning dual degrees in Metalsmithing and Cultural Anthropology.
She was a studio artist and faculty member at The Crucible, the renowned arts center in Oakland, California. Her large-scale steel, bronze, and clay sculptures appeared throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including at the Oakland Museum, Oakland International Airport, and San Francisco’s ArtWorkSF gallery.
In 2007, Rebecca returned home to Chicago to be resident metal artist at Lillstreet Art Center, where she created a jewelry collection inspired by her continuing sculpture practice. She now participates in the top crafts shows throughout the country. Rebecca has taught at the Chicago Children’s Museum and River East Art Center and currently is on faculty at Lillstreet Art Center and the Hyde Park Art Center.
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