Allyson Bone

Small Notched Oval Earrings

Materials:  Oxidized sterling silver

Dimensions: 5/8 x 6/8 x 1/8 inches

I utilize CAD software to either create patterns to be pierced from sheet, or to make 3D printed elements. By combining new technologies and traditional metalsmithing techniques, I am able to create objects with a sense of history and authority that still seem modern.

About the Artist:

Allyson Bone grew up in the Midwest, and started her metalsmithing career at the University of Iowa. She then headed east to attend SUNY New Paltz, where she earned her MFA in 2011. After completing her degree, she moved to New York City where she works as a costume jewelry designer, and she continues making her own work in her Brooklyn studio. She enjoys participating in both of these arenas of jewelry, and utilizes her diverse knowledge to inform both her personal and professional practices.

"I have been making and collecting jewelry throughout my entire life. Small, portable lockets and rings always seemed to have a mysterious past when off the body, and a new life when slipped on a finger or around the neck. The jewelry I make is mostly about jewelry. It is a combination of the things I love most: beauty, intimacy, mystery, craft, and history, combined with principles that I can’t seem to shake regarding wearability and longevity. 

Jewelry has its own specific language, and I am interested in communicating my personal aesthetic while still playing by some of the rules. I utilize CAD software to either create patterns to be pierced from sheet, or to make 3D printed elements. By combining new technologies and traditional metalsmithing techniques, I am able to create objects with a sense of history and authority that still seem modern."