Noelle Harrigan Jewelry Artist
I wear a lot of black. To me, it is the ultimate neutral. Black has provided a wonderful backdrop for some of the bold and inspiring neckwear that I have collected over the years, I began to wish to see something different. Styles, stones, color, and I began to have a clear vision of what I wanted to have at my fingertips. So, that coupled with my passion for fashion accoutrement led me to the art of jewelry design. Creating jewelry has provided a means to showcase my style and aesthetic. As I collected beads and stones from amazing places and manipulated them into one-of-a-kind pieces, I had the realization that stones and the many tactile sensations they evoked had a truly profound effect on me. Surrounding myself in the magical, mystical world of beads and bead venues changed the way I looked at the world and it’s colors and textures. I work with stones that can evoke the memory of a sultry breeze on a warm night with someone you love. Stones can feel like an electrical current in the air that energize your spirit. Some stones paired with the right counterpart look and feel like the beach when dawn breaks and again designed differently, like when the sun is setting. If I’m feeling particularly inspired, I can see a finished piece in my mind before I’ve put one stone or bead on the form, that’s when my love for what I do is at it’s most powerful.