After studying public art at Hampshire College, mural painting in Mexico and fresco painting in Italy, designer Nettie Kent moved to New York to pursue her interest in community murals. Her years in the New York art world lead her to an interest in metal work and sculpture, and it was after taking a job in a well-known jeweler’s showroom (Jill Platner) that she found her true passion for the art of metalwork.
Now, as a year-rounder on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, jewelry designer Nettie Kent takes inspiration from place but also from her materials, carving forms from wax and hammering mixtures of metals to create unique pieces for jewelry aficionados.
Her ultimate mission? To create eco-conscious jewelry using at least 90% recycled materials in all her pieces. Pretty impressive.
Establishing herself as a designer on the Vineyard in 2008, Nettie has already established a loyal clientele that appreciates her organic forms and unique designs, as well as her ethical approach to jewelry making.
Think this bracelet is great? Check out her other bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings that incorporate vintage materials, leathers and metals. You’ll be swooning for jewelry like there’s no tomorrow.
But for you there will be and with a bit of luck, you’ll be looking tough (and pretty) in this classic cuff.
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