GIOVANNA TORRICO

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Necklace
Necklace

Vintage gelatin sequins on steel wire

Coral Squares Earrings
Coral Squares Earrings

Vintage gelatin sequins on steel wire

Coral Squares
Coral Squares

Vintage gelatin sequins on steel wire

Coral Squares Necklace
Coral Squares Necklace

Vintage gelatin sequins on steel wire

Feathers Earrings
Feathers Earrings

Vintage gelatin sequins on steel wire

Feathers
Feathers

Vintage gelatin sequins on steel wire

Feathers Arch Necklace
Feathers Arch Necklace

Vintage gelatin sequins on steel wire

Cuervo Earrings
Cuervo Earrings

Vintage gelatin sequins on steel wire

Giovanna’s work with sequins is the result of years of collecting and preserving materials, which she has translated into contemporary jewelry.
Suspended on steel wire and combined with a range of metals, the sequins allow continuous movement while revealing their sculptural and aerial quality, they were last cut in the1930’s and are a precious and disappearing
resource.

This year’s work also includes horsehair pieces that experiment with tactility and tension inspired by the violin bow. Each collection is designed and hand crafted in her Oakland, CA studio featuring limited edition and one-of-a-kind pieces.

Photos © Jay Perez Photography