Wearable Art: Stunning Works by Jewelry Designers
By Angela Wampler | November 26, 2007Studio jewelry is "wearable art," and highly desirable for the discerning collector. While jewelry can be made from very simple materials like wire or found objects, studio artists use ancient techniques with modern variations to create original, contemporary designs.
A! Magazine examines the wearable art of three designers, and introduces a young local jewelry designer.
— GLENNA FLEINER of Bristol is inspired by the natural world.
— PATTY NICKELS, a native of Bristol Tennessee now living in Florida, blends fantasy and fine art.
— JAMES-BEN STOCKTON & DANIEL LUTHER of Greeneville, Tenn. look at their designs as "Contemporary Heirlooms."
— SIERRA McMILLAN, an 11-year-old from Abingdon, Va., uses beads, turquoise, stones and even found items to create jewelry.