Martha Seely

Martha Seely Design

"While the Sequence collection is influenced by the patterns and textures I see around me in buildings and the natural world, my work is not traditionally nature-inspired or architectural. Instead, my designs have a modern abstract sensibility, reflecting my Scandinavian heritage, with a subtle touch of fun that is uniquely American. "

When Martha Seely looks at the whorls in a seashell, the tendrils of a flower, or the Milky Way galaxy in the sky, she not only marvels at one of nature's most magical patterns, the spiral, she gets inspired to create modern, abstract jewelry. Spirals are examples of a mathematical concept called "the Fibonacci Sequence" that underlies art, architecture, and nature's most beautiful designs.

From her background as a costume designer for theater, films, and television, Martha's metalworking techniques are influenced by fiber and the dramatic art of movement. As a result, this collection is infused with textures, shine and a kinetic energy that flatters women and the clothes they wear. The pieces are textured, polished, and interconnected spirals that move around a central pearl.

Martha holds a BA in art from Connecticut College, and MFA in costume design from Carnegie-Mellon University, and has also studied with master jewelers Cynthia Eid, Jayne Redman, and Ann Cahoon, exploring and refining the techniques of fold forming, hammering, stone setting, wire weaving and cold connections.

Delicate Galaxy Necklaces
Silver Necklace

$ 180 - $ 345
Bangle with Rivet-Set Pearl
Silver & Pearl Bracelet

$ 190 - $ 1,536
Swinging Squares
Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 172
Delicate Spiral Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 140 - $ 908
Single Spiral Necklace
Gold, Silver & Pearl Necklace

$ 1,136
Transition Small Hoop Earrings
Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 184 - $ 250
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
JCK Show, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, 2014
BMAC, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
BMAC, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
ACC Wholesale Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD, 2012
InStore Design Awards - 3rd Place Colored Stone - 2017, On line, USA, 2017
JCK Tucson, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson AZ, 2016, 2017, 2018
JCK Luxury Prive, Intercontinental Barclay, New York, NY, 2017