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Joanne Thompson

Edinburgh-based jeweler Joanne Thompson makes striking contemporary jewelry that can be worn both for special occasions and on a daily basis. Ancient chain maille patterns are a constant inspiration: Thompson experiments with the scale, weight, form, and texture of the chains, making sculptural necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that are voluminous yet light, tactile, and extremely durable. She is fascinated by unit construction techniques, enjoying the way hard precious metals can be translated into soft forms that flow and stir with the body, and she personally forms, solders, and finishes every circle in each unique handcrafted piece. 


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