Wendy Jo New Metal Designs

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Wendy Jo New Metal Designs

Wendy Jo New Metal Designs

Fine contemporary jewelry and other metal designs of precious metals, gemstones, unique lapidary, and/or resin inlay.

Location @ AOS:

Arlington Town Hall (730 Mass Ave), 2nd Floor

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. "Clean. Crisp. Geometric. Architectural. Subtle elegance." This is how my work has been described by visitors to my show booths, galleries in which my work is sold, and by clients who have commissioned me to make custom pieces. 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.