Monica Fairbairn Jewelry Artist
Monica Fairbairn creates vibrant, colorful designs to fashion unusual necklaces made of beads from Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean and Asia. Her inspiration comes from a cornucopia of materials adapted for adornment in traditional cultures all over the world, and recalls old ideas transformed into her own modern creations.
The Tagua Collection features the sliced and colorfully dyed and polished palm nut, which she imports directly from Quito, Equador. Tagua is the foundation of the South American “Ivory” craft industry that uses a renewable native plant resource to support the livelihood of local artisans.
Her work has been shown in local MA galleries, as well as Open Studios, Jamaica in the West Indies, and here in the Karenna Maraj collection. She lives and works in Watertown, MA.