I am Aisling Svennungsen, a full-time designer, and jewelry-maker. The Moss Follows jewelry line came to be during an artist residency that I attended after graduating from RISD in 2012. It was during that time at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, in Otis, OR that I had the physical and mental space to refine some experiments from college. The Oregon Coast inspired many new things, wearable and sculptural. Now, I design and create each piece out of my home studio in Northern California.
ABOUT THE JEWELRY
The new and vintage chains I use are made of soldered links, for a delicate look that is lightweight but strong. Because of my sources, the styles of chain often change, ranging in color and texture. I use a wide range of metals, including raw brass, copper, silver, and gold-fill. All components and findings are handmade by myself. For ear wires, I use 20-gauge sterling silver, or 14k gold-filled. Stones and crystals are crocheted with sterling silver or gold-filled 30-gauge wire.