The bracelet featured on this page is from my new series of bracelet designs that are characterized by curvlinear lines and bright colors. The original design was developed in my sketchbook and refined in Photoshop. Next, based on the refined design, I built a 3-D model of the bracelet and printed it in PLA. The final piece was painted in acrylics and coated with multiple layers of a clear, protective varnish. Because the bracelet was 3-D printed in PLA, it is extremely durable yet has a nice degree of flexibility making it easy to put onto ones wrist.
Although painting has defined my life, as a graduate student studying painting at Pratt Institute during the 1970's, I was introduced to jewelry design, and instantly fell in love with working on small scale, three dimensional jewelry objects. By the mid 1980's my jewelry had evolved from working in traditional materials of gold and silver to include the more experimental materials of paper, wood, glass and plastics.