Nora Fischer

Nora Fischer Designs Jewelry

"I switched from interior to jewelry design about ten years ago with the goal of reinventing the way women wear pearls. Now, I'm finding that metalwork allows more versatility because I can translate it into almost any shape. Inspired by 20th century design, most of my pieces incorporate triangles, the simplest geometric form."

Nora Fischer spent 25 years designing interiors and furniture for large corporations before turning to metalsmithing and jewelry. She considers jewelry to be the personal version of furniture—critical in imparting style to the whole. Inspired by her architectural background, Fischer has found her passion at the jeweler's bench.

Using sterling silver and semi-precious stones, Fischer creates unique and limited-edition pieces that play with geometry as well as positive and negative space. She uses traditional techniques, such as the ancient Korean art of keum-bo, which involves fusing 24k gold to silver. She also employs the lost-wax casting method—fabricating, molding, creating waxes, and casting with molten metal. One piece can take hours to finish.

Nora Fischer has a BA in interior design from the University of Connecticut. Since 2011, she has studied jewelry design and fabrication at Creative Metalworks School of Design in Kensington, Maryland, and has completed workshops under many teachers. Metalworking may be a recently acquired technique for Fischer, but her designs showcase her experience with architectural shapes and human adornment, revealing a mature artist's skill.

Zig-Zag Cuff
Silver Bracelet

by Nora Fischer
$ 299
Jib Pendant
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Nora Fischer
$ 275
Zigzag Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Nora Fischer
$ 225
Zig Earrings
Silver Earrings

by Nora Fischer
$ 195
Captured Triangle Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

by Nora Fischer
$ 299
Captured Triangle Chain Bracelet
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

by Nora Fischer
$ 549
Corrugated Posts
Silver Earrings

by Nora Fischer
$ 150
Captured Triangle Bracelet
Gold & Silver Bracelet

by Nora Fischer
$ 650
Captured Triangle Earring
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Nora Fischer
$ 250
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Metalwork, bi-annual juried show, Bethesda, MD, USA, Washington Guild of Goldsmiths , 2014
JRA Day, annual juried show supporting the Smithsonian's Renwick Museum, Chevy Chase, MD USA, Women's Club of Chevy Chase, 2014
McLean Jewelry Showcase, annual juried show, McLean, Virginia, USA, McLean Community Center, 2015