Linda May Studio
About The Artist
Jewelry - Non-Metal • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I make exuberant textile jewelry. It's jewelry with attitude, for women who want a big look, a lot of necklace. I love color you can feel. My Philadelphia studio clatters with trays of bright beads and bins of warm felt. With needle and thread, I meticulously hand stitch each tiny glass bead to the felt. I make the big silver chain by hand.
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It’s no accident I make textile jewelry. I’ve been sewing all my life. In high school I could start a dress in the morning and wear it that night on a date. I taught myself metalsmithing to give the textile jewelry heft and presence.