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So Young Park

So Young Park Studio

"My jewelry expresses desire, hope, and the power of life through organic plant and ocean forms rendered in simple, geometric, and sophisticated ways."

So Young Park uses various hammering techniques to draw out shapes and movement in sterling silver and 18 karat yellow gold. This direct and immediate method of working creates elegant and unusual forms. She individually solders small metal cup shapes on the hammered surfaces to create tiny grouped elements that work together, much like plant or ocean forms, to express the internal movements found in life.

The artist was born in 1973 and grew up in Ul-San, South Korea. She became interested in the arts at an early age and attended Pusan Art High School, where she studied fine art painting. Afterwards, she attended Kon-Kuk University in Seoul, where she began working in metal. After graduating in 1999, Park moved to the United States to continue her study of metalsmithing. In 2003, Park graduated with a second degree in metal and jewelry design from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Today, the artist exhibits her work nationally and internationally and teaches aspiring jewelry makers at the university level.

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Bell Flower Necklace
Gold, Silver & Pearl Necklace

$ 2,400
$ 1,920
Round Splashing Water Necklace
Silver & Pearl Necklace

$ 840
$ 672
Square Splash Water Necklace
Gold, Silver & Pearl Necklace

$ 840
$ 672
Thistle ll Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 2,600
$ 2,080
Galaxy Necklace
Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 2,800
$ 2,240
Three Petals Earrings
Silver & Gold Earrings

$ 340
$ 272
Lily of the Valley Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 2,500
$ 2,000
Wavy Bubble Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 440
$ 352
Drop by Drop Cuff
Silver Bracelet

$ 1,900 - $ 2,600
$ 1,520 - $ 2,080
Small Oriental Hill Series Cuff
Gold & Silver Bracelet

$ 1,500
$ 1,200
Teardrop Earrings with Pearls
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 440
$ 352
Narrow Moving Wire Cuff
Silver Bracelet

$ 1,700
$ 1,360
Milk Thistle Necklace
Gold, Silver & Pearl Necklace

$ 2,400
$ 1,920
Rectangular Gold-Leaf Earrings
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 440
$ 352
Short Gold Seed Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 480
$ 384
Small Seeds in Round Hoop Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 480
$ 384
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. MD, 2019