Jewelry designer Ellie Thompson uses the artistic process and stylistic discovery to reinvent herself as a designer. A New England native, she attended the Wesleyan University Center for Creative Youth, a summer arts-in-residence program, at 15. It was there that she learned to think conceptually, translating ideas into different media. A modernist at heart...(click on image of article to read more)
Though you could do without the chorus of sirens at 3 a.m. followed by a rousing rendition of your neighbors' late-night antics.
Jewelry designer Ellie Thompson has figured out how to translate the pulse of the city without screaming it from the streets. Her platinum and gold...(click on image of article to read more)
When I was 19, I needed a job and decided to work for a goldsmith in New Haven, Conn. who made beautiful classic designs. It was a small retail shop and i ran the front of the house. I also learned how to do things like string pearls and gemstones. As a kid I made things, mostly clothing, because my mother sewed. I didn't like following patterns...(click on image of article to read more)
Murphy's Law - the pessimistic observation of anything that can go wrong will go wrong - simply does not apply when it comes to Ellie Thompson. At least not this year anyway. The career of this talented Chicago jewelry designer has been on a brilliant roll! Her series of highly visible successes started when Thompson won an honorable mention for...(click on image of article to read more)
Ellie Thompson reaches beyond the visual and finds inspiration in the very essence of her environment.
The designer, who lives in Chicago, is influenced by the rich architectural styles and structural elements found around the city.
"My new collection goes beyond just echoing...(click on image of article to read more)