Jewelry

New work headed to Boston!

Super honored to have been invited by the Society of Arts + Crafts to show my work along side 23 other amazing artists! From Minimal To Bling is the Society's 6th biennial show in a brand new location. Sales at this exhibition serve a dual purpose, supporting their mission of education and outreach in the crafts field, and supporting the individual artists creating this work. 

The exhibition is cash/carry, meaning purchased pieces can go home with you! Just in time for holiday gift giving.  If your are in the area, make sure to stop by.

From Minimal to Bling
November 11, 2017- February 3, 2018
Opening Reception: November 9th, 2017, 6-9pm

Society of Arts + Crafts
100 Pier Four Boulevard
Suite 200
Boston, MA 02210

Welcome to Minneapolis!

At the end of last year, I decided to make some big life changes. Following an offer for a great job, I uprooted my little family and relocated to Minneapolis! Unfortunately the move was right in time for winter, but being born and raised in California, made living in the snow an enjoyable novelty.. at least for the first half of winter. 

In the meantime i've been getting set back up, settling into my new job, enjoying the summer, and making more time for myself and the things I love doing. That means more great new designs and a new website in the works, so keep in touch!

New venue for my work in Sante Fe!

Form & Concept in Sante Fe, New Mexico has begun carrying my jewelry line! They are an arts organization founded to expand and explore the boundaries and distinctions of art, craft, and design. They now have a great selection of my graphic paper and silver pieces; as well as a great election form other accomplished artists. Very excited to be in such a great space! To see specific pieces available, click here.

New limited edition necklace @ SFMOMA Museum Store!

Earlier this year I received a very exciting opportunity in the form of an invitation (along with a handful of other great artists) to propose a design to the SFMOMA Museum Store in honor of their grand re-opening. The main parameter for the piece was that it had to be inspired by the work of an artist in the museum's permanent collection. From there I was given a list of names to investigate further.

One of the artists on that list, Richard Diebenkorn, has been an inspiration for me for a very long time. I have always found his use of volume, color, and line to be particularly engaging. Above are images of his series "Six Soft Ground Etchings". These particular pieces have always spoken to me for some reason. Maybe it's the subtle line work or the slight texture/smudges of the soft ground being lifted on accident while drawing... This became my starting point for the "Inspired Project"

Lots of screen printed test pieces, sketching, and sawing later my homage to Diebenkorn in the form of necklace was finished. The limited edition of 10 necklaces are now available at the SF MOMA Museum Store. The Museum officially reopens its doors May 14th. Stop by, check out the great new building, and take a peek at the great work on display!

Necklace included in the Halstead Winter 2015 Lookbook!

Receiving the copy of the Halstead 2015 Winter Jewelry Trend Lookbook in the mail this last week was very exciting. A huge thank you to Hillary and Mercedes for choosing to include my pierced collar on the "Pop That Collar" trend page! 

For those of you not familiar with them, Halstead is a small family owned business started in 1973. They offer metals, findings, and tools at great prices to the trade. Halstead has also been a great supporter of the jewelry and metal arts community.

https://www.halsteadbead.com

An update..

After many hours and a lot of hard work, I have made it through the two shows I had this past month.  Ten pieces were sent off to Brussels and after languishing in customs for a few stressful days, made it to Galerie Maria Clara Art Pointe just in time for the opening of "Gender, Gender".

This past weekend, I was one of 45 artists showing at Style 2014 at the Palo Alto Medical Center in Mountain View. April has been such a busy month for me, but I have felt so invigorated by the pieces I have been working on! So many new ideas. I definitely ran out of time to debut them at this particular show, but professional photos will follow. For now you can check out the images below.

Designer Profile on Unique Indie!

Exciting news! You can now check out my Designer Profile on Unique Indie. It includes an interview with me about designing jewelry and living in the Bay Area. They also came by for a studio visit, took some great shots of my apartment and studio, and interviewed me on camera.

Here's the video from their site below. You can also read more at the Unique Indie site.

While you're there, check out some of the great jewelry pieces I have for sale as well as many other talented local designers! Thanks for reading!

Art Jewelry Designer: Handcrafted by Kelly Nedderman