Angela Mia Is Bringing Her Sculpture-Impressed Jewellery to JCK – JCK

As a sculptor for over 25 years, Angela Mia is aware of a factor or two about bringing uncooked supplies to life. In doing so with jewellery, she elicits as a lot emotion as an esteemed paintings would. The proof is within the items you see right here.

These “wearable sculptures,” because the designer aptly calls them—jewellery variations of her personal acclaimed sculptures—had been solely created up to now yr, Mia’s introduction to the jewellery trade. She will likely be bringing them to the Design Collective on the present flooring at JCK Las Vegas, an occasion we’re eagerly awaiting.

With two weeks to go earlier than the JCK present, we spoke with Mia about her expectations for the present, her goal clientele, storytelling by means of artwork and jewellery, and extra.

What sparked your curiosity within the jewellery trade?

I’ve been a sculptor for a number of many years, working to disclose enchanting nuances of character within the smallest particulars of every piece I create.

The event of kids—their bodily transformation and their emotional progress—is my work’s best inspiration, by no means ceasing to fascinate me and drive me to try to seize their vibrancy and radiance.

The primary and most sincere depiction of my coronary heart, a sculpted response to life round me, was of my daughter, my first baby, shortly after she was born. The sculpture was such a creation of affection that I made each effort to sculpt her precisely as I noticed her, how she felt underneath my fingertips, and the way she made my soul really feel. This expression of profound love was so fulfilling that ever since, I’ve been sculpting comparable love tales—tales that belong to so many people.

Angela Mia Arise necklace
Come up necklace in 18k gold-plated bronze and painted by hand ivory, $290

In order a sculptor, I’m additionally a storyteller talking not by means of linguistics however by means of uncooked emotion, recognizing and cherishing any glimpses of particular person tales of their purest type.

I made a decision to create jewellery to maintain the uplifting tales of the sculptures ever vibrant, proactive, and on the entrance of thoughts. My jewellery is designed and created utilizing solely parts of my sculptures. This compositional re-creation permits the story of every sculpture to be continued, worn, and thus shared extra freely than its stationary sculpture counterpart.

Angela Mia She Moves bracelet
She Strikes the Stars cuff bracelet in 18k gold-plated bronze, $500

What do you want greatest about designing jewellery? 

My favourite a part of designing the jewellery is seeing my sculptures in a wholly new approach, permitting the unique tales of the sculptures to be retold in an exquisitely intimate composition. I like seeing a sculpture in a brand new setting, a setting so small that it turns into a storyboard—for instance, inside a cuff bracelet or a narrative element in an earring.

Angela Mia Harmony earrings
Concord earrings in 18k gold-plated bronze and painted by hand ivory, $220

What has been the reception to your jewels thus far?  

I’ve been delighted with a splendidly enthusiastic response to the jewellery. Individuals inform me that they’ve by no means seen jewellery fairly prefer it earlier than, and that the feel and appear of it speaks to unique artwork.

I’ve two daughters of their late 20s with reverse and really specific tastes. They each love the jewellery, fashioning their every day outfits round their jewellery selection of the day. Their associates and coworkers are enthusiastic about it too. We as dad and mom secretly attempt to be “cool” with our youngsters; I’m thrilled that the jewellery has helped me make the minimize!

Angela Mia Soaring cuff
Hovering cuff bracelet in rhodium-plated bronze, $500

What sort of buyer do you create for—who do you count on can be most inquisitive about your jewellery? 

At present I create for ladies of all ages. I feel that older teenagers to great-grandmothers will determine with a minimum of one of many tales of the jewellery. Some items have narratives of boldness, confidence, and bravado like within the Vigor assortment, and others are romantic and tender like these of Concord. The Hovering assortment delivers a common message of empowerment, and Come up, with birds from each continent of the globe, celebrates solidarity and equality. She Strikes the Stars, Raise Her With Butterflies, and Sunshine Each Day all cherish the exuberance, gentle, and pure pleasure of childhood.

I hope that my prospects will see my jewellery as keepsakes, with tales to be shared with these close to and pricey to them.

Angela Mia Vigor cuff
Vigor cuff bracelet in 18k gold-plated bronze, $500

What are you most trying ahead to on the JCK present?

I’ve heard that the present is extraordinarily busy, with jewellery devotees from all around the world. I’m excited to step into this new area, which is certain to be a departure from the leisurely and contemplative settings of the positive artwork exhibitions the place I present my sculptures.

I’m trying ahead to considerate, constructive suggestions on my jewellery, particularly from retailers who know their clientele effectively and are searching for one thing new and totally different to supply them.

Are you making ready something new to showcase at JCK (and, in that case, are we allowed a sneak peek)? 

My total jewellery line is new—I’m thrilled to share it with you.

High: Concord cuff in 18k gold-plated bronze and painted by hand ivory, $500; Angela Mia

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