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Jill Herlands

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Published: 25.07.2018

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5 new rings and 1 new cuff constructed with unorthodox combinations of precious metals, rough gemstones, concrete and resin to create tension and expose the unexpected.
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Iceberg, 2018. Sterling silver, celestite.. 0.5 x 1.3 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Iceberg, 2018
Sterling silver, celestite.
0.5 x 1.3 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Pierced Hollow Form, 2018. Sterling silver.. 1 x 1 x 1.7 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Pierced Hollow Form, 2018
Sterling silver.
1 x 1 x 1.7 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. Bracelet: Double Cuff, 2017. Sterling silver.. 19 x 5 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Bracelet: Double Cuff, 2017
Sterling silver.
19 x 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. Ring: Barnacle, 2017. Sterling silver, Swarovski CZ.. 0.7 x 0.4 x 0.7 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Barnacle, 2017
Sterling silver, Swarovski CZ.
0.7 x 0.4 x 0.7 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Towering Tourmaline Ring, 2017. Sterling silver, Cement.. 2.54 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Towering Tourmaline Ring, 2017
Sterling silver, Cement.
2.54 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Cubed Pyrite Ring, 2017. Sterling silver, 24k gold leaf.. 3.1 x 1.9 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Cubed Pyrite Ring, 2017
Sterling silver, 24k gold leaf.
3.1 x 1.9 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Black and Blue Ring, 2017. Sterling silver, cement.. 1.9 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Black and Blue Ring, 2017
Sterling silver, cement.
1.9 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Bracelet: Bubbles Cuff, 2017. Sterling silver. 3.81 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Bracelet: Bubbles Cuff, 2017
Sterling silver
3.81 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Blackened Gold Open Ring, 2017. Sterling silver, 24K Gold leaf.. 3.8 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Blackened Gold Open Ring, 2017
Sterling silver, 24K Gold leaf.
3.8 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Jill Herlands
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Jill Herlands. Ring: Granular Ring, 2017. Sterling silver. 1.9 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Jill Herlands. Jill Herlands
Ring: Granular Ring, 2017
Sterling silver
1.9 x 0.6 cm
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. 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. 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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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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