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Summer daydreams are what this collection is made of, bronze and silver geometric designs are softened with leather and turquoise beads.
About the Designer
Nettie is based in Brooklyn, United States. Her collections are produced in United States.
Nettie Kent creates ethereal, handcrafted jewelry in Brooklyn, New York. Nettie was born and raised on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, and the proximity to the sea in her formative years made a lasting impression on the designer. Raised by a painter and a librarian, Nettie's bohemian upbringing nurtured her creative spirit and abilities, she could hold a paint brush before she could talk, and eventually brought her to Hampshire College where she earned a degree in Fine Arts.
After studying mural painting in Mexico and fresco painting in Italy, Nettie made the move to New York City to pursue her love of art. She found herself moving beyond the two dimensional drawn towards an interest in metal work and sculpture. Untrained in metal smithing she sought out apprenticeships with leading jewelers in New York, and a love for handcrafted objects with stories to tell along with some self described ‘trial and error’ all combined in a perfect storm to inspire Kent to start her own line in 2010.
Summers the beach and winters in Brooklyn influence all of Nettie's designs, a mix of organic shapes cast in rough golden metals contrasted with soft leathers, Nettie seamlessly juxtaposes the two worlds she inhabits, the urban and the seashore. The crash of waves on sandy shores combines with the roar of the subway underfoot; the bright, beach sun
mixed with city lights. Though still a young line, Kent has earned a cult following and loyal clientele that appreciates her organic forms, unique designs and her ethical approach to jewelry making that emphasizes sustainable design and sourcing recycled materials.