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Jill Herlands

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Published: 25.10.2018
Jill Herlands. Ring: Crossings Hollow-Form, 2018. Sterling silver, Swarovski CZ.. 2.54 x 2.54 x 2.54 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Crossings Hollow-Form, 2018
Sterling silver, Swarovski CZ.
2.54 x 2.54 x 2.54 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Earrings: Drop Post, 2018. Sterling silver.. 10.2 x 5.1 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Earrings: Drop Post, 2018
Sterling silver.
10.2 x 5.1 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Earrings: Granule Half Moon, 2018. Sterling silver, acquamarine.. 6.4 x 3.8 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Earrings: Granule Half Moon, 2018
Sterling silver, acquamarine.
6.4 x 3.8 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Hollow Rectangle Studded, 2018. Sterling silver.. 1.3 x 0.6 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Hollow Rectangle Studded, 2018
Sterling silver.
1.3 x 0.6 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Leather and Lace, 2018. Sterling silver.. 0.6 x 0.6 x 3.8 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Leather and Lace, 2018
Sterling silver.
0.6 x 0.6 x 3.8 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Silver and Gold Hollow Form, 2018. Sterling silver, 14k gold.. 1.3 x 0.6 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Silver and Gold Hollow Form, 2018
Sterling silver, 14k gold.
1.3 x 0.6 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Square Studs, 2018. Sterling silver, 14k gold.. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Square Studs, 2018
Sterling silver, 14k gold.
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Neckpieces: Tubes, 2018. Sterling silver.. 30.5 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Neckpieces: Tubes, 2018
Sterling silver.
30.5 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Wide Band Sapphire, 2018. Sterling silver, Sapphire.. 2.5 x 1.9 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Wide Band Sapphire, 2018
Sterling silver, Sapphire.
2.5 x 1.9 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Double Blues, 2018. Sterling silver, celestite.. 1.27 x  0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Double Blues, 2018
Sterling silver, celestite.
1.27 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Bracelet: Handcuff, 2018. Sterling silver, Herkimer diamond.. 1.9  x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Bracelet: Handcuff, 2018
Sterling silver, Herkimer diamond.
1.9 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Buried Blue, 2018. Sterling silver, celestite.. 4.4 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Buried Blue, 2018
Sterling silver, celestite.
4.4 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Blue over Blue, 2018. Sterling silver, rough Aquamarine, Vietnamese Tourmaline.. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Blue over Blue, 2018
Sterling silver, rough Aquamarine, Vietnamese Tourmaline.
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Gold Granules, 2018. Sterling silver, 14K gold.. 1.9 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Gold Granules, 2018
Sterling silver, 14K gold.
1.9 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Bracelet: Blackout Cuff, 2018. Sterling silver.. 3.8 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Bracelet: Blackout Cuff, 2018
Sterling silver.
3.8 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Herkmer Gold, 2018. 14K gold, Herkimer diamond.. 1.2 x 1.9 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Herkmer Gold, 2018
14K gold, Herkimer diamond.
1.2 x 1.9 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Necklace: White and Gold, 2018. Sterling silver, 14k gold.. 5.7 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Necklace: White and Gold, 2018
Sterling silver, 14k gold.
5.7 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Silver-Wrapped Herkimer, 2018. Sterling silver, Herkimer diamond.. 0.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Silver-Wrapped Herkimer, 2018
Sterling silver, Herkimer diamond.
0.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Chunky Pyrite, 2017. Sterling silver, Pyrite.. 0.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Chunky Pyrite, 2017
Sterling silver, Pyrite.
0.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Bracelet: Double Bangle, 2017. Bronze, sterling silver, gold.. 3.81 Ø. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Bracelet: Double Bangle, 2017
Bronze, sterling silver, gold.
3.81 Ø
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Ocean Ring, 2017. Sterling silver, steel, resin, Tourmaline, Pyrite.. 1.90 x 2.54 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Ocean Ring, 2017
Sterling silver, steel, resin, Tourmaline, Pyrite.
1.90 x 2.54 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Intro
Jill Herlands is a self-taught art-jewelry artist living and working in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Jill began her metalwork career in 2015 and uses hand fabrication to create miniature sculptures. She works with precious metals and raw gemstones, as well as non-traditional materials such as concrete and resin. Her mission is to create experimental and elaborate wearable art forms that redefine 'accessory' and stretch the imagination

Statement

After teaching myself about the science behind metalworking, I became obsessed with the manipulation of raw materials. 

My technique of choice is hand fabrication, and I consciously disregard the traditional. Instead, I use unorthodox combinations of precious metals, rough gemstones, concrete and resin to create tension and expose the unexpected. I thrive in an atmosphere of controlled chaos, while allowing the materials to dictate the final outcome of my work. 

I draw my inspiration from New York City’s textures, architecture, concrete and steel. While manipulating raw material, I look for contrasts, empty contours and visible and imagined boundaries, which allows me to conceptualize the shape within. 

I am fascinated that metal can change so drastically from smooth and industrial in appearance to an intriguing organic form bearing no resemblance to the original. It is as if an object not only assumes a second life but reveals its true identity. 

My attitude towards life is decidedly non-conformist, and so is my art.

My mission is to create experimental and elaborate wearable art forms that redefine ‘accessory’ and stretch the imagination.​

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2018:
Exhibition  17 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018  No Matter Matters at Milan Design Week 2018.
Exhibition  26 Jan 2018 - 24 Feb 2018  Arts on Douglas.
Exhibition  20 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018  Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies.
Crooked Tree Arts Center
2017:
Exhibition  01 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017  Gallery OVO.
Fair  30 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017  Good Things Come in Small Packages.
Studio Channel Islands Gallery
Exhibition  29 Sep 2017 - 12 Nov 2017  LillStreet Gallery.

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Blog:  Scratching the Surface. Isabella Lee.  Rockin’ That Gem:  2016
Blog:  Designer Profile – MetalurJ. Michelle Orman.  Jewelry Logic:  2016
Blog:  Bling and Baubles Regalia. Mimi Santa Cruz.  The Insider:  2015
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