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Nina Scala

"I find joy in the contrast of color against stark, bold lines. While at heart a minimalist, I am inspired by stained glass masterpieces and seek to present intriguing and utterly wearable art jewelry. "

As a former professional engineer and Navy veteran, Nina Scala has a passion for designing and building that was influenced by her years in and around the maritime environment. Her bold, geometric elements are often punctuated with colorful glass cabochons in wide prong settings, reminiscent of coastal riprap stones held in the claws of a grapple.

Each piece of jewelry in Scala's RipRap collection features fabricated sterling silver design elements with handmade glass cabochons. The glass is cut from sheets, then melted and annealed in a kiln. The cabochons may then be tumbled with sand for a frosty finish. Her Tangents collection includes unadorned geometric shapes made of fabricated and cast sterling silver elements.

Scala studied a range of techniques at the Maryland Institute College of Art and in workshops around the country, including the Revere Academy, Mendocino Art Center, Kate Wolf Designs, and the Baltimore Jewelry Center. In 2008, she and her partner started a jewelry and stained glass business. Over time, she began experimenting with stained glass scraps and developed a process to create the gems that now embellish her work.

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Tiny Geometric Dangle Earrings
Silver Earrings

by Nina Scala
$ 136
$ 115.60
Tiny Squares in a Row Earrings
Silver Earrings

by Nina Scala
$ 136
$ 115.60
Geometric Block Necklace
Silver Necklace

by Nina Scala
$ 340
$ 289
Tiny Asymmetrical Stud Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Nina Scala
$ 76 - $ 120
$ 64.60 - $ 102
Asymmetrical Drop Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Nina Scala
$ 110
$ 93.50
Rainbow Fidget Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

by Nina Scala
$ 150
$ 127.50
Pastel Fidget Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

by Nina Scala
$ 150
$ 127.50
Boulder Statement Necklace
Silver & Glass Necklace

by Nina Scala
$ 300
$ 255
Triple Rock Earrings
Silver & Glass Earrings

by Nina Scala
$ 126
$ 107.10
Diamond Chandelier Earrings
Silver & Glass Earrings

by Nina Scala
$ 150
$ 127.50
Deco Squares Necklace
Silver & Glass Necklace

by Nina Scala
$ 226
$ 192.10
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Retail and Wholesale Show, MD, Baltimore, 2018, 2019
Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair, PA, Philadelphia, 2018, 2019
Craft Boston Holiday Show, MA, Boston, 2018
Neptune Festival Art and Craft Show, Award of Merit, VA, Virginia Beach, 2017
Art Providence Craft Show, RI, Providence, 2018