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Chihiro Makio

"Simple, yet interesting jewelry is what I like to create."

Chihiro Makio always loved "creating precious little things."  While attending college she was fairly certain that she was going to major in painting. She soon discovered the endless artistic possibilities available when using three-dimensional materials such as wood, fiber and metal.  She completed her bachelor's fine art degree at the Massachusetts College of Art as a glass major with a minor in small metals/jewelry.  After graduation, she continued with her jewelry production and in 2002 she began a small business as a jewelry artist.  Since then Chihiro has received many prestigious awards - In 2005 she was given the Niche award in "Sculpture to Wear". She also earned second place in the "Silver" category for Saul Bell Design Award in 2003 and first place of the same award in 2005.  

What sets Chihiro's work apart from the rest is her use of material and attention to detail. By focusing on elements such as oxidized sterling silver, labradorite beads and champagne pave diamonds Chihiro creates jewelry that combines the best of color and texture. Organic shapes inspired by nature are a staple in her work, and you can find circles and sweeps incorporated into nouveau styles in her designs. Each piece, whether be it necklace, bracelet or earring retains a level of intricacy that creates a thoughtful and beautiful experience. The value of Chihiro's work is in her technique, labor and artistic sensibilities. Chihiro creates truly unique jewelry that both art and jewelry lovers appreciate.


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