Stephanie O'Brien

"Combining inspiration from patterns and textures found in nature with the industrial look of metal disks and balled wire, I create visually exciting work that is fun to wear."

As a designer, Stephanie O'Brien creates jewelry that is focused on the process of making. She looks to patterns and textures in fashion, fiber arts, and other crafts for inspiration. Her obsession with structure and construction can be seen in the repetitive processes and rhythmic lines used to create her work.

All of O'Brien's pieces are handmade. She drills, domes, and uses a disk cutter to cut out each and every disk used in her work. Each ball of silver is created by heating both ends of a piece of wire, which makes it ball up while still allowing for movement.

Stephanie O'Brien received her BFA in jewelry and objects from Savannah College of Art and Design, where she graduated as valedictorian. Previously, she worked as a studio assistant for Biba Schutz and as a production jeweler at Lulu Frost Jewelry.

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Hedera Earrings
Silver & Brass Earrings

by Stephanie O'Brien
$ 70
Half Moon Necklace
Silver & Brass Necklace

by Stephanie O'Brien
$ 440
Half Moon Earrings
Silver & Brass Earrings

by Stephanie O'Brien
$ 200
Bronze Box Necklace
Silver & Bronze Necklace

by Stephanie O'Brien
$ 350
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Spring CraftMorristown, Morristown, New Jersey, Morristown Armory, 2018
Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, Rhinebeck, New York, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 2018
Holiday CraftMorristown, Morristown, New Jersey, Morristown Armory, 2017
Crafts at Purchase, Purchase, New York, SUNY Purchase, 2017
New Chicks on the Block, Chicago, Illinois, Lillstreet Gallery, 2017
Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, Rhinebeck, New York, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 2017
Spring CraftMorristown, Morristown, New Jersey, Morristown Armory, 2017
Holiday CraftMorristown, Morristown, New Jersey, Morristown Armory, 2016
Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, Rhinebeck, New York, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 2016