Senior Degree Project

  • There is potential in common, everyday objects! I see beauty in simple materials like office supplies and hardware. After collecting and shopping for materials that I am instinctually drawn to I mix and match items that fit well together both visually and physically, connecting them in unexpected ways. I carefully construct three-dimensional pieces in order to explore placement and interaction with the human body. As a jewelry maker and designer, I am excited to push the boundaries of wearability in contemporary fashion by creating “post-apocalyptic” looking jewelry that is not quite for everyday use.
  • MILITARY STYLE CUFF – mixed metals, burnt glass stones - 2012 
    photo by Esther Fell
  • NESTED ARMATURE – nails, screws - 2011
    photo by Esther Fell
  • KEYS, TRANSFORMED – repurposed vintage keys - 2011
    photo by Esther Fell
  • SHOULDER PAD-GUARDS – mixed plastics, hardware - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • SHOULDER PAD-GUARDS – mixed plastics, hardware - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • PUSH-PINNED – push pins, medical hardware, suede, rubber bands, zip ties, staples - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • PUSH-PINNED – push pins, medical hardware, suede, rubber bands, zip ties, staples - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • SYMMETRICAL SPONGE COLLAR – kitchen sponges, medical electric rope - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • SYMMETRICAL SPONGE COLLAR – kitchen sponges, medical electric rope - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • COLLAR & TIE – hinges, nails, springs, chain, hardware - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • COLLAR & TIE – hinges, nails, springs, chain, hardware - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • COLLAR & TIE – hinges, nails, springs, chain, hardware - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • BARNACLES – screws, chain, gemstones, hardware findings - 2011
    photo by Esther Fell
  • BARNACLES – screws, chain, gemstones, hardware findings - 2011
    photo by Esther Fell
  • BARNACLES – screws, chain, gemstones, hardware findings - 2011
    photo by Esther Fell
  • BEJEWELED HARDWARE COLLAR – metal, fabric, stones - 2011
    photo by Esther Fell
  • BEJEWELED HARDWARE COLLAR – metal, fabric, stones - 2011
    photo by Esther Fell
  • DOUBLE-SIDED UPPER BODY PIECE – mixed media - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • DOUBLE-SIDED UPPER BODY PIECE – mixed media - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • DOUBLE-SIDED UPPER BODY PIECE – mixed media - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • BELTOVER SKIRT OR DRESS – brass, key chains, copper chain - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • BELT OVER SKIRT OR DRESS – brass, key chains, copper chain - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • ANKLE AND BOOTS – ACCESSORIZED – wood, metal - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell
  • ANKLE AND BOOTS – ACCESSORIZED – wood, metal - 2012
    photo by Esther Fell