"I love to create bold and powerful jewelry to give the wearer a sense of empowerment and beauty."
Monique Rancourt creates jewelry intended to empower and give confidence to the wearer.
Inspired by historical references and the body adornments of the Pacific Islands and Africa, Rancourt explores form and pattern, incorporating alternative materials such as rubber and paint pigments as well as using traditional metals and smithing techniques. From lost wax casting to reticulation to hammer forged silver and etched copper, Rancourt combines technique, tradition, and innovation to create pieces uniquely her own.
Rancourt received her BFA From The Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2008, and was awarded Honors from the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Department.