I make each piece to be a sacred personal talisman - the one you barely take off. Meaningful with a cool defined edge, it becomes part of you. That piece. That's what I do.
From the romance of ancient history, to the legends of New York's smokey early punk rock scene, influences run wide.
In my moonage daydream, I work in the wake of a crumbling Roman Empire, 'round the corner from Andy Warhol's Factory, exiled on Main street... in my Chicago studio.
BFA Washington University, St. Louis. MFA Rhode Island School of Design.
MarLa studio jewelry is handmade in the USA. I design, cut, hammer, form, etch, stamp, solder and create each piece.
The collection is cast using centuries old methods. To achieve the antiqued aura, I oxidize and finish all surfaces.
Each piece is worked on extensively by me.
Individually produced handmade jewelry is my labor of love.
Thank you for visiting MarLa studio.