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Renee Ford

Renee Ford Metals

"I handcraft modern jewelry that embodies fine jewelry techniques in delightful designs focusing on delicate details, boldly juxtaposed metals, colorful gemstones, and contrasting textures. "

With a background in painting and drawing, Renee Ford creates jewelry with a painterly approach. She strives to create detailed layers of texture, contrasting metal colors, and patterned compositions. She develops her designs while exploring influences that range from the art movements of Impressionism and Expressionism to the microscopic worlds of the ocean and the forest floor.

Each piece is fabricated or carved by hand from wax that is cast in Ford's studio. Colorful gemstones are carefully curated to create limited-edition and one-of-a-kind pieces. Classic goldsmithing techniques are used to create hand-fabricated settings, the framework that holds the special gemstones. Each gold element is hand forged and formed before being carefully soldered.

Renee Ford was completing her painting and drawing degree when she discovered the world of metalsmithing. She went on to study metals in graduate school, focusing on figurative hollow-ware. Her adventurous nature brought her to the Pacific Northwest, where she opened a fine jewelry store. Continued training in classic bench skills brought her to the Nashville area, where she resides with her family.

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Botanical Turquoise Hinged Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 518
$ 440.30
Botanical Variscite Hinged Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 527
$ 447.95
Moroccan Hinged Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 220
$ 187
Botanical Watermelon Tourmaline Slice Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 440
$ 374
Full Moon Disc Earrings
Diamond, Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 380
$ 323
Lichen Botanical Aquamarine Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 260
$ 221
Honed Quartz Drop Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 220
$ 187
Turquoise Fused Drop Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 160
$ 136
Fused Lichen Gold & Pearl Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 210
$ 178.50
Silver & Gold Rose Cut Diamond Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 520
$ 442
Silver & Gold Champagne Diamond Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 295
$ 250.75
Twig Branch Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 395
$ 335.75
Teardrop Gold and Silver Diamond Fused Lichen Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 246
$ 209.10
Silver and Gold Fused Diamond Lichen Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 290
$ 246.50
Silver and Gold Fused Lichen Diamond Pendant Rectangle
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 290
$ 246.50
Gemstone Tornado Lichen Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 475
$ 403.75
Lichen Oval Stacking Rings
Gold & Silver Ring

$ 465
$ 395.25
Fan Lichen Blue Diamond Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 348
$ 295.80
Lichen Cuff Bracelet
Gold & Silver Bracelet

$ 530
$ 450.50
Lichen Circle Studs
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 80
$ 68
Lichen Lotus Petal Diamond Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 452
$ 384.20
Fan Lichen Emerald and Diamond Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 557
$ 473.45
Fractal Lichen Chrysoprase Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 248
$ 210.80
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Art in the Park 2016 - A Northbrook Fine Arts Festival , Northbrook, Illinois, 2016
Tennessee Craft, Nashville, Tennessee, 2015, 2016
Art in the Vineyard, Eugene, Oregon, 2009, 2010, 2011