MILES GLYNMiles Glyn is a friend and artist in London who has recently turned his hand to jewelry. He's making these amazing cast resin necklaces from his original sculptures that are seriously badass. The chains are steel plated with silver or gold. Some involve dripping glass blood beads and swarovski crystal eyes.
ALEXIS BABCOCKAlexis Babcock is a recent discovery for me. My friends Seth (see below) & Gina gave me a fantastic enameled copper snake necklace for Christmas and now I am obsessed. The level of detail and the drawing skill in her work are prodigious. She's sent me a range of big wild animal pieces and a few other specials like cassette tapes and skulls.
f. is for frankf. is for frank, last spring in Dallas at a pop-up shop at the excellent Oil & Cotton workshop space. I bought a pair of gorgeous gold plated twig earrings and have gotten so many compliments since then that I had to bring them into the shop. Their work is cast pewter, wonderful natural forms and animals (see a theme developing?), some of it gold plated.
SETH DAMMSeth Damm is one of my best friends, but this man is a genius. Most of his work involves painting, installation and performance, but I always like to have him involved in anything I do so when I decided to do a jewelry show I thought "why not?" and asked him if he had any ideas. Of course he did. Seth is making rope necklaces stenciled with spray-painted quotes from Howard Zinn. The stenciling happens with the ropes all bunched and coiled up, then his words are fragmented into wearable form. More pictures to follow...