Author: Monica Stephenson

Design of the Times: So Young Park Studio & M. Spalten

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Design of the Times

JCK Tucson is almost here! In addition to gems of the mineral kind, it offers discovery and connection with gems of a different kind: the artists and other people of the industry. It’s powerful when we get together IRL (in real life) to explore new aesthetics, find new talent, and reconnect with old friends. There is a real community at JCK Tucson waiting to be discovered! So Young Park Studio I have been an admirer of So Young Park’s jewelry work for a long time. She has a way of challenging your perception of what fine jewelry looks like. Her jewelry is…

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Design of the Times: Brandon Holschuh & Ron Hami

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Design of the Times

JCK Tucson is not that far away! I can hardly wait for the juicy gems, desert vistas, and beautiful jewelry! The artists represented are so interesting and so varied, it will be like a veritable gallery of emerging and established talent. Brandon Holschuh Brandon Holschuh creates small sculptures from jewelry (and actual large sculptures), with layer upon layer of metal colors and textures, and the subtle gleam of gemstones. The metal is raw, supporting concave hollows that give peekaboo views of the treasures within. Brandon’s jewelry invites exploration and a desire to know what is hidden in the shadows. Entirely…

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Design of the Times: Guita M and TK Metal Arts

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Design of the Times

JCK Tucson is shaping up to have an exceptional lineup of exciting designers. A real community of artists has evolved, and it promises to be a place to discover the best and brightest in the world of designer jewelry. I had a chance to connect with two artists exhibiting at JCK Tucson for the first time—Guita Dovas of Guita M and Theresa Kwong of TK Metal Arts—and they shared their thoughts on balancing business with the creative side, their process, and connecting with the jewelry community in Tucson. Guita M Guita M is one of the designers I’m excited to…

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Design of the Times: Asbury Adams & Chinchar/Maloney

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Design of the Times

I know that the thought of sun, cacti, and gems may seem far away right now, but JCK Tucson is right around the corner! As we enter the home stretch of the holiday season, it’s fun to look ahead and anticipate the beauty we will see there. Asbury Adams I have a suggestion: Go follow Asbury Adams on Instagram. Right now. I’ll wait. You’ll find there’s a good reason for the Asbury Adams tag line of “Get Addicted.” The feed is a dreamy montage that is very Los Angeles: layering of necklaces and rings, a lifestyle by the pool or…

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Design of the Times: Elizabeth Garvin & Suzy Landa

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As the December days get ever shorter, I’m daydreaming about sunny, warmer days in Tucson. We all need a gem fix right about now, and the designers you’ll see at JCK Tucson are the perfect cure.  Two of my favorite designers will be exhibiting this year, and I can’t wait to see their new, vibrant collections. Elizabeth Garvin Elizabeth Garvin took a fateful metalworking class in college, and had an epiphany: She recognized that with precious metal, she would never learn it all, or run out of inspiration to create. She made jewelry her career, starting with a bench in…

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