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Ayesha Mayadas

"I work gold like clay—pushing, pulling, and sculpting, not with fingers, but with hammers and stakes. The result is metal transformed into the soft contours of the natural world: the ripple of water, the fullness of a raindrop, the ragged edge of a dried leaf. "

After thirteen years as a textile engineer, jewelry artist Ayesha Mayadas gave in to her passion for metals and dedicated herself to it full time. Initially, her interest lay in silversmithing, but she soon turned the techniques of hammering and forming toward sculptural and abstract vessels of copper and silver. Much of her inspiration comes from nature, with water as a focus.

As a jewelry designer, Mayadas strives to realize her aesthetic in precious metals such as gold. The techniques of chasing and hammering that she uses in her jewelry are just miniature versions of those that shape her sculpture.

Of all the tools in her studio, Mayadas uses her hammer the most. A range of hammers and steel stakes enables her to create fluid forms through techniques such as raising, sinking, forging, and sculpting. The marks left by these tools often become an integral part of her finished pieces.

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Round Firefly Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 1,900
Bold Oval Link Chain
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 2,300
$ 2,070
Twinkle Band in 18k Yellow Gold
Gold & Stone Ring

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 1,440
$ 1,296
Gold Cable Chain Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 6,000
$ 5,400
Square Gold and Diamond Studs
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 840
$ 756
Splash Bangle Stack
Gold & Silver Bracelets

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 160 - $ 800
$ 144 - $ 720
Tall Wave Ring
Gold & Silver Ring

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 180
$ 162
Fusion Bangle
Gold & Copper Bracelet

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 90
$ 81
Splash Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 360
$ 324
Hollow-Formed Hoops
Gold Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 2,120
$ 1,908
Wafer Ring with Diamonds
Silver & Stone Ring

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 550
$ 495
Linear Stepped Cuff in Gold
Gold & Stone Bracelet

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 3,100
$ 2,790
V Splash Bracelet
Gold & Silver Bracelet

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 100
$ 90
Stepped Bangle in Silver, Gold and Diamonds
Gold, Silver, & Stone Bracelet

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 320
$ 288
Forged Gold Bangle with Diamonds
Gold & Stone Bracelet

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 2,900
$ 2,610
Gold and Silver Splash Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 360
$ 324
Whisper Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 3,100
$ 2,790
Vortex Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 3,400
$ 3,060
Coil Button Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Ayesha Mayadas
$ 1,580
$ 1,422