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Jill Herlands

Jeweller
Published: 12.10.2017

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4 new pieces made in 2017 are inspired by New York City.
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Floating Charm Ring, 2017. Sterling silver.. 1.9 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Floating Charm Ring, 2017
Sterling silver.
1.9 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Bracelet: Tubes Bracelet, 2017. Sterling silver, bronze and leather cord.. 4.4 x 6.3 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Bracelet: Tubes Bracelet, 2017
Sterling silver, bronze and leather cord.
4.4 x 6.3 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Brass Layered Ring, 2017. Sterling silver, Brass and CZ.. 2.5 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Brass Layered Ring, 2017
Sterling silver, Brass and CZ.
2.5 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Sapphire Cement Ring, 2017. Sterling silver, lightweight cement and sapphire. . 1.9 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Sapphire Cement Ring, 2017
Sterling silver, lightweight cement and sapphire. 
1.9 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Balancing Pearl Ring, 2016. Sterling silver, culturedd pearl.. 1.27 Ø. Photo by: J Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Balancing Pearl Ring, 2016
Sterling silver, culturedd pearl.
1.27 Ø
Photo by: J Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Endless Ring, 2017. Sterling silver. 1.9 Ø. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Endless Ring, 2017
Sterling silver
1.9 Ø
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Wrapped Silver Ring, 2017. Sterling silver. 2.54 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Wrapped Silver Ring, 2017
Sterling silver
2.54 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Crisscross Ring, 2017. Sterling silver. 2.54 Ø. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Crisscross Ring, 2017
Sterling silver
2.54 Ø
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Vessel Ring, 2017. Sterling silver, gold.. 3.81 x 1.27 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Vessel Ring, 2017
Sterling silver, gold.
3.81 x 1.27 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: Concrete Citrine Ring, 2016. Sterling silver, lightweight concrete, citrine.. 1.27 x 1.27 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Concrete Citrine Ring, 2016
Sterling silver, lightweight concrete, citrine.
1.27 x 1.27 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Bracelet: Woven Cuff, 2017. Bronze, sterling silver.. 3.81 Ø. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Bracelet: Woven Cuff, 2017
Bronze, sterling silver.
3.81 Ø
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Brooch: Waterfall Brooch, 2016. Sterling silver. 8.89 x 1.9 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Brooch: Waterfall Brooch, 2016
Sterling silver
8.89 x 1.9 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Bubbles Ring, 2017. Sterling silver. 2.54 x 1.9 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Bubbles Ring, 2017
Sterling silver
2.54 x 1.9 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Earrings: POP Earrings, 2016. Sterling silver, watermelon Tourmaline.. 3.17 Ø. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Earrings: POP Earrings, 2016
Sterling silver, watermelon Tourmaline.
3.17 Ø
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Bracelet: All Lined Up Cuff, 2016. Sterling silver. 3.81 Ø. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Bracelet: All Lined Up Cuff, 2016
Sterling silver
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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Jill Herlands. Ring: Wrapped Bronze Ring, 2017. Sterling silver, bronze.. 2.54 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Wrapped Bronze Ring, 2017
Sterling silver, bronze.
2.54 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Half Square Ring, 2017. Sterling silver. 2.54 x 1.27. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Half Square Ring, 2017
Sterling silver
2.54 x 1.27
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Moon Rock Ring, 2017. Sterling silver, 24k gold.. 3.81 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Moon Rock Ring, 2017
Sterling silver, 24k gold.
3.81 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Intro
Jill Herlands, formerly known as MetalurJ, based in Hell’s Kitchen NYC, is an art jewelry studio, focused on hand fabricated, single edition wearable art.

Statement

After teaching myself about the science behind metalworking, I became obsessed with the manipulation of raw material.  Hand fabrication is my choice of manipulation. While experimenting with non-traditional materials, I discover and appreciate the unexpected beauty of what initially was unattractive.

My use of cement is an example of this and implies strength and durability, even if the material is broken. I draw my inspiration from New York City.
Architecture, concrete, Steel, and people – the whole of the city influences and motivates me to create what I’m passionate about. Pushing the boundaries of metalwork while experimenting with raw materials, I look for dimension, texture, full shapes, contrasts, and empty contours.  I appreciate the simple abstractions that result from incorporating these elements into a design. I am mesmerized by the fact that a material such as metal can change so drastically in appearance by manipulation.  The untouched metal is smooth and industrial in appearance and is reborn as an intriguing form that bears no resemblance to the original material.  It is as if the metal assumes a second life and reveals its true identity.

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

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2018:
Exhibition  26 Jan 2018 - 24 Feb 2018  Arts on Douglas.
2017:
Exhibition  01 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017  Gallery OVO.
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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