"I think of my work as wearable sculpture, falling somewhere between jewelry and architecture."
Shellie Bender has been designing sculpture for the body for over twenty-five years. Her work has been exhibited at many fine craft shows and galleries in the US, Canada and Japan. A New York native, she moved to Lawrence, KS after completing her masters in design.
Fabricated silver and rubber combine to create minimal, architectural, wearable Sculpture. The circular continuum is the design focus. Magnetic and friction fit closure mechanisms are designed to enhance the sculptural integrity of each piece. Magnetic closures promote the symmetrical or asymmetrical alignment of the silver elements. Oval and circular openings are hand cut and patinaed.
Shellie Bender's work is included in Lark Books' 500 Necklaces, a global collection of contemporary designers interpreting a timeless form, selected by Marjorie Schick, and 500 Metal Vessels, juried by Fred Fenster,