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Inspiration: Dukno Yoon’s Wing Rings

Mar 5, 2012
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Molly Therese Bell

Y'all might remember what a fan I am of functional jewelry. Well, imagine my excitement when I came across these fantastic rings by metalsmith Dukno Yoon, a 2009 Saul Bell Design Award winner who currently teaches at Kansas State University.

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Musical BRONZclay™: Making a Charm Bracelet with Mark Nelson

Sep 28, 2011
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Molly Therese Bell

Bronze is a great alloy to use for creating musical tones, and BRONZclay makes it a snap to achieve a wide range of tones by allowing you to easily mold and manipulate the thickness and shape of your metal. . .

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Some Buried Treasures in The Studio Archive

Jul 6, 2011
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Spencer Baum
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The Studio team is grateful for all of our readers, and we’re proud that there are thousands of you now! Because most of you found us in the past few months, today we’re taking a moment to go back to some of the highlights of the early days of this blog, and some of our favorite posts that you might have missed. . .

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Once Upon a Time—Eva Martin Designs a Story into Every Jewelry Piece She Makes

Dec 16, 2010
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Shelby Chant
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Eva Martin is a storyteller. But rather than using words on a page, she embeds them in her jewelry designs.

She gets to know her clients very well, through emails and conversations. And she gets to the heart of their stories to design pieces that will come to life with such deliberate meaning. “I find this storytelling one of the most exciting and satisfying parts my job,” she says…

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Beyond Adornment: Functional Jewelry

Dec 2, 2010
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Molly Therese Bell

Sometimes, however, jewelry surprises and delights me by doing something more than simply being beautiful. An aunt of mine has a ring that was given to her by her father back in the early 1970s. She adores the ring, partly for the sentimental connection it holds, but also because its a show-stopper!

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