Tag: studio jewelry

Heading to SNAGneXt in Asheville!

Biba Schutz with coral necklace

So excited to be attending my first SNAG conference next week! Having followed the Society for North American Goldsmiths for too many years to count, I was intrigued by the location – the beautiful artisan mecca of Asheville, NC. I…

Joyce Scott: narrative beadwork

Joyce Scott, bead artist and MacArthur Fellow 2016

Joyce Scott’s beaded jewelry is often figurative, and not in a subtle way. Her figures swell beyond jewelry proportions: faces with vivid expressions, female bodies with full breasts and thighs. Captured in the confines of a necklace, her figures loom…

A short history of the chain

Since ancient times, the chain has enjoyed a coveted place in jewelry. It represents eternal love and all the other good stuff about human connection: the eternity of the circle linked, without beginning or end, to other circles. Of course,…