Artist Statement:

 Boston Skyline from the Mass Ave Bridge

Boston Skyline from the Mass Ave Bridge

 Metropolis Bracelet

Metropolis Bracelet

The Metropolis Collection is inspired by the vitality of a cityscape. My jewelry is hand fabricated and forged, like the cities that are its inspiration. These designs take inspiration from the canyons and peaks of the city and the decorative elements of its botanical forms & shapes. My designs use these motifs from the spectacular urban landscape.

Utilizing hammers, I sink and form the metal creating hollow form pods. The pods have creases in them, adding a clean texture of lines created by fold-forming the metal ... a process of folding, hammering and unfolding to create a crease. I contrast oxidized sterling with 18 + 22k gold and use stainless steel wire for it’s delicate durability. Natural stones are the palette I draw from in raw, faceted and smooth surfaces.

My techniques are incorporated directly into the design allowing function, as well as adornment. I am drawn to the relationship between the metal, stones, movement and form, and how they transform the wearer.

Alison Antelman