Connie Ulrich: Jewelry, Studio 121
Connie Ulrich’s jewelry expresses her deep connection with the natural beauty of her Tennessee mountain farm and her childhood playground along the shores of Lake Michigan. Her work is organic in its evolution, unpretentious, and refined. The juxtaposition of diamonds and pebbles, and sticks and stones are explored to create artistic and masterful pieces of jewelry.
Each piece is hand fabricated. A variety of materials are used from platinum, 18k gold, sterling silver, diamonds, to rusted steel and pebbles. The work is textured using a rolling mill or hammers, and shaped with other various hand tools. Some pieces are then oxidized and satin finished to accent texture and create depth in the surfaces.