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When Cynthia Horrigan created her first cuff bracelet back in her college days, something clicked (even though it took few dozen broken saw blades to get there). “It immediately felt like second nature,” she recalls. Hooked by how the medium played into themes like adornment and human connection, she dove headfirst into two and a half years of learning from a cadre of kick-ass female designers like Caroline Glemman, Carolyn A'Hearn, and Claire Barret, and their examples gave her the confidence launch Ochre Objects in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2014. “I had always wanted to carve my way in the world,” Cynthia explains. “Working for these women made me realize that idea was a possibility.”
Speaking of carving, Cynthia’s niche is creating delicate, pared-down geometric pieces, studded with the teeniest stones like emeralds and diamonds— a long way from that first bracelet she hemmed and sawed over as an undergrad. “I’m interested in finding ways to say a lot with a little—making statement pieces using the least material possible,” she says. We hear her, loud and clear. —ashlee neuman
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