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[New Orchid Gallery] Alison B. Antelman


Alison B. Antelman

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. I’ve also been exploring the idea of
hanging gardens which bring nature into city life. 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.

I make all of my own hinges, settings, hollow fold-formed pods, and
clasps. I use recycled 18, 22k gold, sterling silver, semi-precious
& precious stones in raw, faceted and smooth surfaces. This work is
not cast -it is all hand fabricated. Utilizing hammers, I sink and
form the metal creating hollow form pods. I hand fabricate the
clasps, incorporating them 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 within their environment.

Passion is contagious! Show us your passion, Show us your work!

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