Fine art jewelry
Fine art jewelry
My sister and I are Ninde' Designs. Ninde' is the Ojibwa word for heart, and since our work is from the heart we though it was a fitting name for our business. I like to think of my jewelry as an extension of myself that I’ve molded, nurtured and caressed into being.
Though I do not have formal training in jewelry construction I have a bachelors degree and professional designations in Interior Design. I’ve enjoyed creating things for as long as I can remember and over the years have worked in a wide variety of mediums: garment construction and other sewing projects, knitting, needlework, weaving, basketry and water colors. A large part of the satisfaction I get from the creative process is not only the balance of color and spaces but figuring out the positive and negative properties of a material and how it can be used in the construction process.
I was introduced to wire work and the jewelry construction applications by my sister and have been hooked ever since. I especially like to find ways to incorporate construction processes from other mediums to metal. I enjoy nature and am outside as much as I can be where I’m constantly amazed by the beauty and intricacy of what nature has created all around us and try to incorporate nature into my work either through the use of natural materials or try to recreate the forms that nature provides. Rocks have been something I’ve been picking up and collecting as long as I can remember and have now found a way to incorporate them into my work along with semi precious stone and lamp-work glass beads. My respect for nature drives my concern with recycling and to that end I have been fascinated by the concept of incorporating found objects into my work as well.
Creamery Gallery, Paoli, WI
Sandy’s Boutique, Wausau, WI
The Good News Gallery, Wayzata, MN
The Ski Gallery, UW Madison, WI
Sun Dance Theater gift shop, Madison, WI
Best of Show - Agora Art Fair, Fitchburg, WI
Honorable Mention - Festival of the Arts in Wausau, WI
Honorable Mention in the mixed media category, Third place over all - Salon Show for the Madison Art Guild, Madison, WI
Jul 13-14, 2019, Art Fair Off The Square, Madison, WI
Aug 17,2019, The Agora Art Show, Fitchburg, WI
Sept 7-8, 2019, Wausau Festival of Art
Sept 28, 2019, Stoughton Art Walk
Nov 9-10, 2019, Winter Art Fair Off the Square, Madison, WI