renee hafeman

Growing up, my grandmother would pull out her jewelry box, take each piece out out one by one, and explain in detail what it was, where it came from, and why it was so special to her. This developed my love of antique and vintage jewelry.

I started to think of how many treasured pieces are sitting in drawers and jewelry boxes, many handed down, some outdated, some broken, and others, just put away because they didn’t match anything you wore. I decided enough of that! Let’s dig out those pieces and give them new life.

I have always loved different shapes and colors of objects since I was a child. I remember drawing them in mid-air with my fingers, I remember pointing them out to my mom and dad, and they always drew my attention. When I am searching for a piece to design into a necklace, my eyes draw to geometric and abstract modern shapes.

You will find many of my designs are Modernist and Mid-Century. These eras began in the 1940’s. During that time, some of the most famous and innovative jewelry designs and designers were created. It was a time of streamlined design, curves, futuristic impressions, creative artistry, and modernism. The jewelry supplies at that time began the start of innovative materials never yet used, such as silver, brass, copper, and precious stones that fit the raw simplistic design.

As you can see from many of my creations, you will find beautiful shapes that draw the human eye because they are not commonly seen. You will notice biomorphic shapes and colors in my newest jewelry.

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Chanel Necklace

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