Nanz Aalund

Filigree Bead Links

Medium/Materials: Sterling silver

Dimensions:  .5'' x .5'' x .5''

 

Artist Statement: 

For me traditional jewelry materials resonate with a rich multi-cultural history of symbolic meaning. Since Jewelry functions on a dual level, as it exists in between what its private meaning to the wearer and what the public can see, I work through the tradition of jewelry making to cre-ate ornaments that serve as personal identifiers of commitment, achievement, and love. Subse-quently, my designs explore the complexity of cultural symbolism through textures, shapes, pre-cious gems, and metals, while continuing to serve the client’s fundamental human need for per-sonal identification through beautiful ornaments.