About the Artist
For Emily Hickman, the passion to create
uniquely beautiful jewelry started as a small child making rings
from aluminum foil and rhinestones, to metalsmithing in high school.
She ignored her creative nature for a while, but came back to it
after realizing there were just too many design ideas always floating
around in her head. She studied jewelry fabrication at North Seattle
Community College and at Danaca Design Metal Crafting Center, taking
as many classes as she could to rapidly perfect her skills.
She is inspired by her love of water
and primitive hand-forged jewelry. Simple classic shapes characterize
her timeless jewelry collection, but the real signature of her work
is the hammered textures. Through hammering, her pieces take on
a depth and uniqueness that cant be achieved with a flat finish.
When these hammered pieces are given a high polished or brushed
finish, they take on a whole new look and life.
My goal was to design a line of
jewelry that would feel equally at home with blue jeans as it did
with a little black dress.