aKresse Jewelry Design
About The Artist
Jewelry - Non-Metal • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I make paper jewelry. It's considered an alternative medium for jewelry but for me it's a logical choice. I was a graphic designer and art director in the news and publishing industries for 34 years. Before that, I earned a BFA in printmaking - and I still make prints. I love paper. The pieces are fabricated from my handprinted and painted papers. The substrates are sturdy 'washable' paper, and polyester combined with sterling silver, resin and stainless steel. The feel is edgy but lighthearted.
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I fabricate all my work at my home studio and have no assistants. I hand print my papers at Pyramid Atlantic, a community art center in Hyattsville, Md. that is dedicated to printmaking, paper making, and book arts. My pieces are assembled using traditional jewelry making techniques including piercing, soldering and cold connections. Sterling silver is the predominant metal.