NMcN-003.jpg
unfolding 1 bimetal.jpg
2011-04-01 13.21.43.jpg
NMcN-003.jpg

Naomi Grace McNeill


Metalsmith. Jeweler. Designer.

SCROLL DOWN

Naomi Grace McNeill


Metalsmith. Jeweler. Designer.

Drop Pendant 2, Sterling Silver and 18k Yellow gold, 2013

When I design jewelry, I find I'm especially drawn to the negative space where the body shows through.  The simplicity of my work speaks to this as it allows one to look through the piece to see the body beneath it to notice a shadow or glow cast on the skin.  My current work investigates the relationship of hexagonal patterns to the human body.  Honeycomb and wasp nests caused my initial attraction to the pattern.  As my obsession grows, I see it everywhere (e.g. flowers, snowflakes, sidewalks…).   All of these remind me of the bees and their honeycomb, it has become clear to me that the relationship between the body and this pattern isn’t just an aesthetic choice, but a catalyst to inspire awareness of the delicate balance we are living in.  The honeybee plays a key roll in the production of our food supply. By associating honeycomb with the body, my work ignites this important connection between bee and human.  My goal is to encourage a conversation that goes beyond the beauty of light, shadow, and negative space; so that we can simply live to appreciate these things for generations to come.  


 

unfolding 1 bimetal.jpg

Gallery


Now introducing my 'Hint of Honey' line.  

 

Use free shipping code RXN1D9S and I will deliver them personally if you live in the greater portland area:)

SCROLL DOWN

Gallery


Now introducing my 'Hint of Honey' line.  

 

Use free shipping code RXN1D9S and I will deliver them personally if you live in the greater portland area:)

See the rest of my production line HERE.

2011-04-01 13.21.43.jpg

Process


The tools, the materials, the design... oh my!

 

SCROLL DOWN

Process


The tools, the materials, the design... oh my!

 

Check out my Blog and Custom Work!!