Ethiopian Opal Beaded Necklace
22kt, 18kt Gold, Boulder Opal, and Ethiopian Beaded Necklace by Artist Jennifer Kalled. This necklace features a 22kt yellow gold bezel set square Boulder Opal cabochons on Ethiopian Opal and 18kt yellow gold beads with a lobster clasp. This necklace measures at 18 inches.
Struggling for perfection in art is as ludicrous as struggling for perfection in life. How pretentious we are, to think we know exactly what is perfect. We limit our lives exponentially with the misperception that we are the only ones bringing our gifts to the table, orchestrating the whole production. You really must let the gifts of whatever medium you are participating with reveal themselves to you, and that will only happen when you are giving that medium the liberty to do the unexpected.
National Designer: Jennifer Kalled
Jennifer Kalled’s jewelry is profoundly reflective of the artist who creates it. It is, in every sense, gracefully defiant, unapologetically bold and relentlessly exploratory.
Kalled has been designing jewelry since she first learned her craft in Arizona in the mid-70’s. Her love of colored stone came out of her Southwestern experience. Her naturally acute sense of color finds expression in the unique and vibrant combinations, which are the hallmark of her work.
Kalled’s designs have an archetypal quality with strong feminine appeal. Her jewelry has been featured in Lapidary Journal and has appeared in Colored Stone and Modern Jewelry magazines.
Kalled challenges individuals to defy the boundaries that inform their self-perception. She crafts jewelry that dares you to wear it; then gives you the permission to be daring.