jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Hannibal, NY
Nature is a strong inspiration for upstate New York-based jeweler Brooke Barboza. She hand forges each piece to make unique works of art. Her handcrafting techniques ensure that each piece is truly unique, though it may be part of a series with a theme, such as moths or leaves. With her use of nature themes, Barboza hopes that each piece will make the wearer feel a connection to nature.
Each piece is made with metals such as sterling silver and gold. She also uses gemstones, precious and semi-precious stones to accent her pieces, such as tourmaline, citrine and pearl. Nature is present in many of her pieces such as the wisp of cattails growing in marshes, or the full open wingspan of a moth dotted with stones that shape the body.