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MEET THE DESIGNER: NATALIE JOY

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Although she studied metalworking in college, Natalie Joy’s school projects weren’t what you’d call an obvious precursor to her linear, negative-space-heavy jewelry. “I was doing intricate miniatures—things like a fawn with wings wearing a tiara, sitting in a circle of mushrooms,” she says. Later, when she moved to Portland, Oregon, to work as a production jeweler, she kept her sort-of-psychedelic vibes going in outlandish, spare-time experiments like “crazy neckpieces that didn’t even have a... READ MORE

Although she studied metalworking in college, Natalie Joy’s school projects weren’t what you’d call an obvious precursor to her linear, negative-space-heavy jewelry. “I was doing intricate miniatures—things like a fawn with wings wearing a tiara, sitting in a circle of mushrooms,” she says. Later, when she moved to Portland, Oregon, to work as a production jeweler, she kept her sort-of-psychedelic vibes going in outlandish, spare-time experiments like “crazy neckpieces that didn’t even have a clasp—so you couldn’t get them over your head.” But then necessity stepped in: “I was too broke to buy jewelry, so I slowly started making more wearable things,” Natalie laughs. “I realized I could still approach them as tiny sculptures. I always consider a how a piece looks from every angle.”

In 2013, Natalie decided to go all-in on her own biz, which required another round of tinkering to create her collection of earrings, pendants, and cuffs big on parallel lines and U-shapes. “I used to cut everything out with a manual saw, which is insane,” she says. “I wanted my lines to be a bit more exacting and my angles to be sharper, so now everything is sliced with high-powered jets of water.” Less labor-intensive, yes—but still crazy beautiful. —liz sheldon


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