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Wendy Jo New Metal Designs

Wendy Jo New Metal Designs

Fine Contemporary Jewelry and Other Metal Objects: Precious metals; Gems; Unique Lapidary; Resin Inlay

Location @ AOS:

First Parish Unitarian Universalist (630 Mass Ave)

Growing up, I always was mesmerized by sparkling gemstones and metals and I often incorporate something illuminating into my designs. Whether or not I intricately plan a jewelry piece in advance of producing it or just spontaneously fabricate one as I go along, the result is inevitably something that is unique with a contemporary flair that complements, rather than overwhelms, a wearer. When designing jewelry or other metal work, I always thing about whether I would wear it, use it, and/or display it. Anyone who knows me sees a reflection of me in what I design.

I produce fine contemporary jewelry and other metal designs primarily in the precious metals of gold, silver, palladium, and platinum. These are often further defined with the addition of gemstones, unique lapidary, resin inlay, and/or texturing. Designing and fabricating engagement and wedding rings, as well as other jewelry, often with people’s stones from family heirlooms, is particularly meaningful.
In addition to participating in art shows, sales, and doing commission work, I love providing instruction in jewelry design and metal fabrication. With a lifetime of work and undergraduate and graduate work in education and education policy, I have also deliberately incorporated the provision of education into my metalsmithing career.