I'm hellbent on finding unique jewelry. And the designer Beth Naumann of Emeryville, Calif., has converted me to her line with her unique style. With a smart, minimalistic approach and an original approach to, well, bending metal, Naumann has established a strong following especially in the Bay Area, but also beyond. While I don't yet own one of her beautiful necklaces (or pairs of earrings), the above two pieces are on my radar. Now, which do I choose?
Beth Naumann is a San Francisco resident who discovered a skill that has led to the creation of a beautiful jewelry line called Hellbent. Needing a creative outlet, Naumann began making mobiles out of steel and brass. She eventually reduced the size of her sculptures, and a jewelry line was born. I love her pieces for their simplicity and elegance. They are formed out of brass and sculpted into geometric shapes reminiscent of the art deco era, and remain delicate due to their free-moving connections. Her designs hint at her background in architectural design. I was lucky enough to be introduced to Naumann's work when I received a pair of earrings as a recent birthday present.