Lisa Ceccorulli

"I like to look at three, five, and seven as symbols of the steps to contentment."

The shapes of Lisa Ceccorulli's jewelry take the forms of stepping stones used to make walkways through ancient Japanese gardens. The stones (as well as some of the plants) were arranged in groups of threes, fives, and sevens. Today, Buddhist temples still have gardens based on the 3-5-7 design.

To imitate the texture of those stones, Ceccorulli hammers the metal against a rock and then sandblasts it. The fused appliqués of 22K gold reflect her interpretation of the elements in a landscape. Through this collection, she tries to express the feeling of contentment and completeness that a Japanese garden can provide.

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