Jewelry 2015: Inspired and Experimental

Check out this cutting-edge work by 10 studio artists who thrive on creating outside the box.

1 – A bold circle of black onyx creates a brilliant focal point in this modern statement necklace by jewelry designer Erin Herb for RINJuel .

 

1 – A bold circle of black onyx creates a brilliant focal point in this modern statement necklace by jewelry designer Erin Herb for RINJuel .

 

 

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2 – Multi-colored polymer clay butterfly wing necklace by artist Gloria Danvers, of Gloria Danvers Designs, is also multi-layered to enhance movement when worn.

 

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3 – “Blooming at Night” by So-Young Park incorporates oxidized silver with carnelians, mystic corundum and labradorite in a hand-fabricated, fused, hammered, welded and soldered piece.

 

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4 – Employing disadvantaged women in Detroit to create what it calls “defiant jewelry with a purpose,” Rebel Nell turns scrap pieces of graffiti into ingenious works of wearable art, including cufflinks like those shown here.

 

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5 – “Triple Enniper” pendant, cast in sterling silver directly from a lost cast wax 3D print using no intermediary model and strung on a silver chain, is part of the mathematically inspired Minimal Surfaces jewelry collection by Lawrence Watson, of L.S. Watson Inc.

 

A bold circle of black onyx creates a brilliant focal point in this modern statement necklace by jewelry designer Erin Herb for RINJuel.

6 – Found objects encased in resin never looked so good as jewelry pieces such as this butterfly with an alarm clock spring pendant created by artist Kyndl Walston of Butterfly Bones.

 

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7 – One-piece 3D printed nylon neckring by Melanie Feerst features a prong setting and two 2-inch interchangeable glass discs in Lava (red) and Sea (blue) that snap in and out so the wearer can change a look by changing the color.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: JULIE STANLEY/JULIEIMAGES LLC

 

8 – Sunburst-inspired 7-inch “Helios Bracelet,” with an assorted gold-lined clear crystal glass bead fringe on a handcrafted sterling silver chain with bar and toggle clasp, is part of the Hypatia Collection by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds.

 

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PHOTO CREDIT: JULIE STANLEY/JULIEIMAGES LLC

9 – Intricately crafted one-of-a-kind necklace by Tammy Tiranasar includes a hand-dyed silk cord and faceted Czech glass beads.

 

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10 – Kate Cusack twists, coils and shapes utilitarian zippers into an assortment of limited-edition jewelry ranging from edgy to elegant necklaces, brooches and bracelets including “Reverse Octavia,” shown here.

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