Monique thinks of her jewelry as sculpture for the body and taps into her love of the traditional adornment of Africa and Eurasia. She wants to create dynamic, contemporary forms that feel uniquely powerful and inspiring to the individual wearer. Combining traditional metalsmithing techniques in precious metals with natural stones and leather. Her studio is on Moody Street in Waltham, MA
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Born and raised in Japan, she studied textile & fashion design in Tokyo and jewelry design in USA.
She has been making & showing her work in the United States, England and Japan.
She gets inspiration from observation of life and nature around her. She likes to create unique pieces which flatter and adorn the body.
Her studio is in San Rafael, CA.
David Urso's highly sophisticated handcrafted jewelry is a visual feast of color, form and surface. He uses the dried minced plants as pigment, sometimes combining them with pastels, and mixing them directly into clear resin. The resulting color range is vibrant, earthy and beautifully textured.
Each piece is entirely handcrafted in his studio in Ulster County, NY.