People have been adorning their bodies with jewelry for thousands of years. It has symbolic and ritualistic significance. It can identify you as a member of a group or accentuate your individuality. Mandy Allen considers her jewelry to be a personal artistic expression, which celebrates the human spirit.
Her studio jewelry is made from sterling silver, fine silver and anodized aluminum, using color, shape, line, texture, and motion. It is the combination and layering of these elements that is the life of her work. She finds the metal working process very satisfying, and is continuously learning about the capabilities and the possibilities that metal has to offer.
"As I respond to the metal the piece will evolve and come onto focus. I feel a piece is only successful when I achieve a balance between craftsmanship, composition, and artistic expression." - Mandy Allen