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I came to Brooklyn in 1992 to study painting at Pratt, but in my sophomore year I took a jewelry making class and I was hooked. I've been making jewelry ever since.
I have a day job as a goldsmith where I make very serious, very traditional jewelry. So, in my off hours I need to make something a little weirder, a little darker, and a little messier, which is where the Judith Rachel jewelry comes from.
I love Victorian jewelry, nature shows, and jewelry that makes you look twice. I love transforming a material into something unexpected or showcasing a material just as it is.
I love the pleasure of finding a new designer who's work grabs you and the same joy from discovering something dusty in the back of a flea market that you just have to have. The feeling that it's brand new and simultaneously feeling like you've always owned it.