[New Orchid Gallery] Nadine Kariya

Nadine Kariya

I am a studio jeweler. A studio jeweler works in his or her own
establishment designing and making jewelry that is an expression of
personal vision. I also enjoy designing custom jewelry for clients
who appreciate my craftsmanship and ideas and have a project for me
to work on. I have chosen to work in metal and gems because these
materials are durable and beautiful. I like my work to last! I love
manipulating colors and watching for the unexpected juxtaposition of
the elements. I enjoy the search for simplicity in the face of
numerous mechanical demands. I revel in the plasticity of metal
under the hammer, the strength and coherence, the immutability, the
predictability, the bliss. In short, I am a Metalhead!!! This does
not mean that I refuse to work with other materials, as I have in my
necklaces, thoroughly enjoying iridescent and vitreous elements.
But, for the most part, I stay the course with hammer and files,
forming, soldering, and casting. I hope you enjoy reviewing my work
and adventures in metal!

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