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Wearable Art Jewelry, Inspiring Jewelry Artists

Updated on October 4, 2014

Inspiring Jewelry Artists and Wearable Art

A collection of my favorite jewelry artists and inspiring wearable art jewelry.

Ron Ho

I was so lucky to have the master of found object art jewelry, Ron Ho, as my high school teacher years ago in Bellevue, Wa. He is a challenging teacher; taught me about "cliches" in art, the beauty of asymmetry and to appreciate found objects and ethnic jewelry.

His work is influenced by his Chinese heritage, upbringing in Hawaii, his extensive world travels and his jewelry teacher Ramona Solberg.

"African Adventure" 1976

Ronald Ho, Master of Found Object Art Jewelry - Wearable art jewelry

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jewelry art

"Bear's Reliquary" 2007 wearable art of Ron Ho

Ron Ho, Art Jewelry

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wearable art jewelry

"Ginko" 1984

Latest work from Ron Ho

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ron ho jewelry

Ron Ho "Tibetan Reliquary" 2012

Book: Dim Sum at the On-On Tea Room - The Jewelry of Ron Ho on Amazon.com

Ron Ho Jewelry
Ron Ho Jewelry

To see more wearable art jewelry and learn more about Ron Ho, I highly recommend this book, Dim Sum at the On-On Tea Room: The Jewelry of Ron Ho on Amazon.com

Ramona Solberg - Pioneer in the contemporary jewelry movement

wearable art jewelry
wearable art jewelry

Ramona Solberg (1921-2005) Some call her the grandmother of found object art jewelry!

1985 Silver and bone. Photo Dan Kvitka

Ramona Solberg

contemporary art jewelry
contemporary art jewelry

Wearable art jewelry by Ramona Solberg

"Sake-Sake" 2002

Book: Findings - The Jewelry of Ramona Solberg on Amazon.com

Ramona Solberg jewelry
Ramona Solberg jewelry

A must have book with the jewelry work of Ramona Solberg on Amazon.com

Mary Lee Hu - Master of Woven Metal Art Jewelry

woven metal jewelry
woven metal jewelry

Mary Lee Hu's woven metal designs are based on natural forms, movement and symmetry.

Mary Lee Hu : Choker #88

Woven Metal Art Jewelry - Mary Lee Hu

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woven metal necklace

Choker #38 Mary Lee Hu

Woven Wire Jewelry Art - Mary Lee Hu

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jewlery art

Mary Lee Hu

Choker #87, 2002

18K and 22K gold

My Jewelry- High School

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wearable art jewelry

1981 Sterling silver repousse necklace I made in high school.

My Art Jewelry

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jewelry wearable art

1982 nickel, acrylic, amethyst

My Art Jewelry, Repurposed Jewelry Today - Upcycled Jewelry on Etsy

yellow flower necklace
yellow flower necklace

My current jewelry fits somewhere between art jewelry add everyday costume jewelry. I love the challenge of taking a funky old vintage earring or brooch and creating something that is new, stylish and easy to wear today.

2010 Upcycled Yellow Flower Necklace; a collage of vintage jewelry

Upcycled Necklace - Vintage inspired statement necklace

ocean necklace
ocean necklace

2010 Repurposed vintage jewelry made into an ocean inspired statement necklace

Wearable Art, Unique Jewelry on Pinterest - Please follow me on Pinterest to see more unique jewelry, inspiring wearable art and more!

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unique jewelry pinterest

Wearable Art Jewelry on Etsy - Inspiring art jewelry

wearable art jewelry
wearable art jewelry

From creative upcycled materials like rubber bands to fabulous beadwork and metalwork!

Find My Modern and Vintage Inspired Jewelry on Etsy - Original handmade artisan, upcycled jewelry; a fusion of art, fashion, vintage and modern creations

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wearable art jewelry

Colorful Statement Necklaces and everday necklaces and earrings that will surely be noticed! Be sure to check out my Hair Sticks; hair accessories too!

Need More Art Jewelry Inspiration? - Art Jewelry Books on Amazon

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    • Cirjan Raluca profile image

      Cirjan Raluca 

      3 years ago from Bucharest

      I have never seen such amazing pieces. I could admire them all day long, but I'm not sure I would wear them :)) They're not for everybody, that's for sure :D

    • BluKatDesign profile imageAUTHOR

      BluKatDesign 

      5 years ago

      @Mix Mafra: Thank-you Miximports :)

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      Michelle Mafra 

      5 years ago from Corona CA

      Very nice lens! Really enjoyed the pieces.

    • BluKatDesign profile imageAUTHOR

      BluKatDesign 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks so much Jeni :)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Terrific post! Thank you for sharing the many images. You have had some amazing teachers and influences!

    • BluKatDesign profile imageAUTHOR

      BluKatDesign 

      5 years ago

      @Rockbleeder: Thanks so much Rockbleeder!

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      Rockbleeder 

      5 years ago

      Wow! You're an inspiration! Keep it up! So beautiful. :)

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      Rockbleeder 

      5 years ago

      Wow! You're an inspiration! Keep it up! So beautiful. :)

    • BluKatDesign profile imageAUTHOR

      BluKatDesign 

      5 years ago

      @bluedarkart: Thanks so much bluedarkart : )

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      bluedarkart 

      5 years ago

      Wow!!! Stunning, Originall Jewelry!!! These are Masterpieces! Love them all!!! :))))))

    • BluKatDesign profile imageAUTHOR

      BluKatDesign 

      5 years ago

      @ArtzeeChris LM: Thanks so much ArtzeeChris for stopping by! I love unique jewelry!

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      ArtzeeChris LM 

      5 years ago

      Such beautiful and unique jewelry. Not at all like the typical jewelry you see. Each piece here looks like an original work of art and one of a kind. I enjoyed visited your lens!

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