I strive to create timeless pieces of jewelry that can be worn for generations to come. Elegant in their simplicity, often incorporating textures found in nature, I believe my jewelry is meant to be loved and worn daily. The patinas and soft finishes created by the wearing of these pieces over time only help to increase the beauty of each piece.
I began making jewelry as a hobby many years ago at a local craft center. It was there that I discovered my love of fabrication and design. In my desire to learn more about the history and craftsmanship of jewelry making, I spent a year in Florence, Italy studying at a jewelry design and technical school. After returning to the States and deciding to establish my own jewelry business, I went on to complete an intensive two year Jewelry Making and Repair Program at the distinguished North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA. Following graduation, I worked for both a jewelry casting company and a contemporary Boston jeweler while honing my own craft and business. In 2013, I returned to my home state of Connecticut to focus on building and expanding my own jewelry line.
While I am proud to offer a wide range of my own designs, I also love working with clients to design their own unique pieces of jewelry from start to finish. A piece of jewelry is often more than just an object of adornment; whether it is a celebration of love, a congratulatory offering, a remembrance of loved ones, or simply a feel good purchase…jewelry is full of sentimental value and I am honored to be a part of each story shared and created with a piece of my jewelry.
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ARTICLE22 designs with artisan communities beautiful jewelry and personal accessory collections that transform lives. Peacebomb, our first collection is handcrafted in Laos from detonated bombs. Turning bad into beautiful, the collection helps clear some of the 80 million unexploded ordnance and employs over 40 artisans in Laos, mostly women. Each piece tells a powerful story of transformation through fashion and is a universal symbol of peace, love, and reconciliation. With #peacebomb, #loveisthebomb.
A pioneering eco-lifestyle brand with a social mission, impact is coded into ARTICLE22’s DNA. Our name and ethos are guided by the 22nd Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states, everyone’s economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for dignity and the free development of personality. We are on a mission to revolutionize global fashion by creating objects with cultural and material authenticity that do good. Our new luxury relates our objects and our ideas.
Elizabeth Suda and Camille Hautefort , Co-Founders
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I create light and kinetic, wire jewelry. With a background in math and geometry, each piece is inspired by volumetric forms and is fabricated by hand. Using sterling silver and gold fill tubing with nylon-coated steel wire as fiber; I am able to form small line segments to create geometric shapes and forms that are lightweight, flexible, and adapt to the wearer. Geometric shapes were chosen as the foundation because they are simple, basic, and elementary but can be expounded on to create multidimensional forms.
Each form acts like a link to interconnect with other forms creating an even larger volumetric structure. The resulting pieces are extremely light, web-like structures that have glints of precious metal connectors amongst the flexible metal wire. I love finding the intersection of art, design, and fashion- my collections have received numerous attention and awards in the fashion and art worlds. I have held solo art gallery shows nationally as well as winning the prestigious Raphael Founder Prize for innovation in small metals from the Society for Contemporary Craft. Additionally, I’ve been featured in a NYC runway shows which resulted in a semifinalist position for the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund.
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