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Krista Cuellar

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Trade:
Wrist Embellisher
Locale:
Minneapolis, MN

“I enjoy focusing on the imperfections of both the product and the process. I am familiar with methods of casting more perfect jewelry, but believe the crude nature of the bracelets adds character and life to them.”

The all-too-perfect, polished look of commercial jewelry never interested Krista. Hoping to make something different from run-of-the-mill jewelry store fare, she delved into the fascinating (and ancient) process of metal casting –– first up, handmade bracelets. Each primitive bracelet she makes is designed using a microcrystalline wax model, which is then molded and poured in metal. Once it’s set, she finishes the piece with a nice rub down to achieve a polished finish. But her eye for precision doesn’t end there – Krista even wears each bracelet herself to ensure complete comfort for the wearer.