This line of jewelry accompanies my thesis collection Nuage. The inspiration for these pieces was sparked by a visit to the Lan Su Chinese Gardens in Portland. The Chinese scholar rocks in these gardens from Lake Tai have a coral-like texture from years of erosion. I appreciated how a weathered object could look so beautiful. Each piece shows the transformation from a very sleak polished surface to this coral-like weathered texture. I could not have completed this project without the 3D modeling skills of my partner

Nic Wassill.

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