Meghan Patrice Riley: Architectural Jewelry

Meghan has had a lifelong interest in jewelry making and an extensive background in the arts. She has studied ceramics, textiles, metal fabrication, and enameling as well as traditional art techniques. She began participating in local retail shows in the San Francisco Bay Area, worked with museums to create jewelry collections for their boutiques, and slowly developed her work into a full brand with a studio in Brooklyn and representation in galleries all over the US.

She describes her design process as a creative back-and-forth between the ideas she sketches on paper and the properties of her materials as these ideas translate from two to three dimensions. She enjoys experimenting with new materials and finding new ways to combine them, using both textile techniques such as crochet, knitting, and weaving and other assembly approaches of her own invention.

Today each piece of her jewelry is hand-fabricated in Brooklyn, New York. The line incorporates classic yet unexpected materials such as miniature bridge cabling, industrial ball chain, electrical wire, and findings by pairing them with precious metal and semiprecious stones. The resulting jewelry balances feminine elegance with an industrial touch inspired by geometry.


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