Thursday, June 19, 2008


Sky Cerchio Necklace

Emily Weinstein, of TreAnelli, comes to us from Seattle. She creates beautiful modern jewelry that is full of color. Using stones and resin, her creations are vibrant and simple. You can find her work on Etsy and on Flickr.

1. Where are you from, and where do you live?

I am from Seattle, WA and lived there all of my life up until last week when I moved to Portland, OR.

2. How did you get started working with metal?

I first started working with metal when I attended a summer camp for high school students at the University of Washington. The two week class was taught by Mary Hu and we learned basic skills including soldering and casting. I took the class two years in a row but didn’t really get into making work on a regular basis until about a year ago when I took three metals classes as part of my undergraduate degree at UW.

Olive and Scarlet Double Circles

3. What are a few of your favorite pieces at the moment?

I really like the cerchio necklaces I have been working on, especially the burgundy one.

Also just did a custom order for a wonderful customer who wanted a set of stacking rings with grey to black stones. This became the Storm Stack which I like a lot.

Its always fun to work with new stones and materials.

Simple Squared Earrings

4. What inspires you?

Though I think of my work as geometric and tight, I do look to natural sources for inspiration in pattern and color. Color is very emotional and compelling to me and I strive to create work that integrates it. I was not especially excited about working with metal until I discovered the ability to add color to metal with resin. This completely changed my perspective on the medium and opened up limitless opportunities. Right now my two favorite jewelers are Jacqueline Ryan and Wendy Ramshaw.

Plum Stacking Rings

5. Do you have any other artistic interests?

I also took a couple of ceramics classes in college and miss the expedited pace of working with clay. It something that I hope to return to someday but for now I am just stalking my favorite potters on Etsy.

Thank you for visiting!

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