The Design on Demand limited-time collection, celebrating the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library store!
Working with the museum stores who carry Wraptillion jewelry is always a pleasure. I’m delighted to celebrate one of the most innovative stores with a video from my workshop and a special, limited-time collection! Congratulations to Sarah Jane Wick and her colleagues at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Storeon winning the Museum Store Association‘s Store of the Year award!
Introducing the Delicate Botanicals modern jewelry collection from Wraptillion! This collection was inspired by thin tendrils of vines, ephemeral blossoms, and the strikingly easy-to-wear style you expect from Wraptillion. The small earrings and bib- and y-style necklaces are perfect for the office and beyond, topping off your professional outfit with a hint of your own personal style.
Figuring out what to wear for a nontraditional wedding or a job interview in a creative field? Want to show the world that you love design and support artists and small businesses like mine? Don’t throw out your favorite black dress or that suit that fits perfectly, just add an edgy touch of your own style that still looks chic!
If you’re ready to take the next step in your evolving personal style, even if you work somewhere that isn’t ready for rainbow hair or tattoo sleeves, this is the collection for you. It’s strong, striking, and ready for anything. Just like you.
PS After that, try the purple hair — it’ll suit you.
Amazingly, these organic patterns are created by linking stainless steel engineering hardware together with titanium, using chainmaille techniques. It’s all done with hand tools in my studio near Seattle. No sweatshops (though it can get a little warm in summer!), just an artisan jewelry bringing her unique vision to the world. Modern industrial design meets old-school slow craftsmanship, each link joined after another. (And if you wondered why this costs more than jewelry from the mall, that’s why.)
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Pushing My Artistic Envelope: the Seattle Metals Guild Biennial Exhibition
One of my challenges as a working artist is finding the time to push my vision far beyond what I’ve been creating. It’s tough for everyone to fit everything into the work week, and it becomes even harder when I don’t know where the process will lead me, or how long it will take.
But, it’s absolutely necessary. That’s how my jewelry designs change and grow, and how I learn new techniques and develop new processes. I’m not on a path where I can just book the next class in a series; I’m designing my own art form, teaching myself how to do it as I go. There is not instruction manual. So, experimentation is a must.
Which is why celebrations of experimental work like the Seattle Metals Guild Biennial Exhibition are such a wonderful piece of my process. There’s nothing like the challenge of other beautiful work to spur me on (and nothing like an installation deadline to convince me to wrap up a design!)
I created a three-piece collection of Metal Mermaid jewelry in stainless steel hardware, intricately linked with titanium, in a heat patina finish. These were so much fun!
These pieces (and the rest of the Seattle Metals Guild Biennial Exhibition) will be on display on the 2nd Floor, South Galleria at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from April 5th – June 27, 2017.
Interested in these one-of-a-kind pieces? Email me at info at wraptillion dot com to discuss prices.