Artist: Hisano Takei
Hisano Takei has a background in metalsmithing and jewelry making. During her graduate studies, she came across the art of felting and began to incorporate her jewelry designs with wool. From industrial felt sheets to tufts of Merino wool, Takei creates one of a kind wearable objects that are sensual and elegant. She is also an instructor at community colleges.
Her latest pieces include freshwater pearls that are sewn into a wet-felted ring. Only the wearer knows the preciousness of the ring. It is the translation of feeling beautiful within, while contrasting the traditional idea of wearing jewelry: to show off your gems.
The Pearl Band Ring combines the preciousness of pearls into non-precious material using the form of a band ring.
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