Janine DeCresenzo

Janine DeCresenzo, Jewelry Artist

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sculptural jewelry for women and men, fusing antique with space age, balance within asymmetry, and organic with an industrial twist. Starting with a simple sheet of silver, designs are cut, formed and fabricated, evolving into wearable art. Hand cut coral speckled with bezel set stones compliment pierced silver forms. The coral used is old, found years ago by my Grandma on one of her many trips to the coasts of Italy and Australia. Janine has always been inspired by aquatic life and feels more relaxed and herself near the water. Using the coral in jewelry is her ode to the sea, giving it another life. In her studio she is an engineer, an inventor, and a scientist, working to create jewelry that has a history and tells a story. Jewelry ages with the wearer, gradually picking up patterns from their life. she wants those who wear her jewelry to be comfortable with it, and the same time she wants it to make a statement.

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