Not for the faint of heart, this mixed-media necklace combines edgy and classic to create a style all your own. An antique nail pierces a piece of pebbled driftwood, a large freshwater pearl sits atop a cluster of woven wire — all hanging from a stunning 20″ beaded pearl necklace. Made by Connecticut artist and sculptor Kristin Merrill, the pendant measures 6.5″ x .75 and is sure to turn heads! Visit my Etsy Shop to see more pieces like this.
Make a gift of your life and lift all…by being kind, considerate, forgiving, and compassionate at all times, in all places, and under all conditions, with everyone as well as yourself. This is the greatest gift anyone can give. DAVID R. HAWKINS From my family to yours…wishing you kindness,compassion, peace and love thisholiday season and into the new year ahead. — Kristin —
Make a wish…then, visit my online shop for those special gifts!
MAKE A WISH… Then, visit my online shop to browse a collection of my original jewelry and sculpture pieces made with sterling silver, semi-precious stones, pearls, driftwood and found objects. Now more than ever, it’s time to support small business and local artists. So remember: shop small, shop local on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! WISH LIST SPECIAL20% OFF All JewelryValid now through November 29(WISHLISTSPECIAL) FREE SHIPPINGOn All Jewelry OrdersValid now through November 29(FREESHIP) Kristin Merrill NEST Arts Factory, Studio #181720 Fairfield AvenueBridgeport, CT 06605203-589-6995 Studio open by appointment or virtually using Zoom/FaceTime ABOVE: Charlotte: Dancing In the Clouds…
Wishes + Gifts Try it on! Don’t miss NEST Arts Factory’s two-day, immersive multimedia studio experience during the Bridgeport Art Trail, November 14 & 15. Join me live this Saturday, November 14 at 2PM for a virtual tour of my studio, a sneak peek at my new work, and interactive questions and answers. Plus, I’ll be trying on some of my work so you can see how it might look on you…or as a special gift for a loved one! Kristin Merrill LiveNovember 14 @ 2 pm(zoom.us Meeting ID: 842 8566 605 and the number 7, Passcode: 18599 and the…
Wishes + Gifts Try it on! Don’t miss NEST Arts Factory’s two-day, immersive multimedia studio experience during the Bridgeport Art Trail, November 14 & 15. Try it on! Join me live on Saturday, November 14 at 2PM for a virtual tour of my studio, a sneak peek at my new work, and interactive questions and answers. Plus, I’ll be trying on some of my work so you can see how it might look on you…or as a special gift for a loved one! Kristin Merrill LiveNovember 14 @ 2 pm(zoom.us Meeting ID: 842 8566 605 and the number 7, Passcode:…
BY JANE DAVILA, January 2017 I’m starting a series of interviews with some of my favorite artists about their work, their processes, and their inspiration. First up is sculptor and jeweler Kristin Merrill. She makes the most sublime organic pieces of art – both to wear as jewelry and to display as wall sculptures. See more of Kristin’s work on her website. Please describe your work, what do you make? I create jewelry and sculpture from sterling silver, semi precious stones, pearls, driftwood and found objects. While I like to keep my work organic, I still use traditional metalsmithing techniques….
“Pearls were accidents, and the finding of one was luck, a little pat on the back by God or the gods or both.” ― John Steinbeck
“Little by little, the bird makes its nest.” — French Proverb
Fly, Peter, Fly is my favorite new work. I created it thinking about my brother Peter, who actually looked like this doll when he was a child. He’s closer to home now, recently moved back to Connecticut from Kansas City, Missouri. I adore Peter — he’s quirky and amazing, and deserves a chance to soar to new heights, to fly, fly,fly!
MATERIALS: fresh water pearls, labradorite wings, and a found spike ring compliment this penny doll from Germany dating to the late 1800s. The spike ring was found on a dirt road by the seaside. It had been run over many times and now has a new life, as does the doll. Sterling silver clasp.