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“Jewelry is the perfect medium for expressing yourself,” she says. “Each piece is unique to the person who wears it; I give each one its own bend and character.”
If you want to see Atlanta’s industrial future up close, come to an office park near Atlantic Station and examine a titanium plate, the size of a thumbnail, that was recently designed to correct foot deformities.
There are oodles of local companies touting handmade accessories, but Ink and Alloy—a line of globally inspired jewelry, scarves, and bags—stands out because of the veteran pros behind it.
Since she was a kid, Angelica Tassoulas Connelly has spent summers visiting her father’s family in Greece, where in recent years she has watched the country’s arts and design movement flourish.
Sketches of starbursts, stripes, and even cacti cover Brandy Schuman’s hand-cast ceramic plates, jewelry dishes, and spoons. Her colorful line, A Sensible Habit, began with quirky stationery and printed textiles, but Schuman recently expanded to tableware and jewelry.
These floral-inspired bijoux are anything but ordinary. Plus, tips on how to protect your baubles from sea and sun.
Yurman himself was in town to introduce his new Solari collection, which includes bracelets, rings, and necklaces that are daintier and simpler than the typical Yurman fare. “It’s not my first nature,” says Yurman in his New York accent of this more “discreet” collection. “But this time I wanted it to be simple, to the point.”
For 15 years Avril Joffe and her daughter, Cindy, have run their boho-chic jewelry company out of a studio in Sandy Springs. Their line, Avindy (get it?), is carried at major stores like Anthropologie, but their creations are still handmade.
Jewelry artist Judie Raiford’s multidisciplinary gallery has been a Roswell institution since 1996. She talked with us about how she began making jewelry and whether the DIY movement has helped or hurt galleries.