Elisa Bongfeldt Jewelry

14 Aug

Metalsmith and Jewelry Designer
Elisa Bongfeldt's art is made of Sterling Silver and 22k Bimetal as well as freshwater pearls. Over the past few years, she has used sterling silver tubing as inspiration, fabricating hollow forms. Bongfeldt strives for an elegant, modern look through simple shapes and repetition of form. The use of pearls is meant to evoke ball bearings, while also referencing their inherent natural beauty.

gold and silver pendant
Elisa Bongfeldt Oval Choker Bimetal Necklace
A 22k bimetal pendant hangs from a double strand of oxidized sterling silver rings with a hook clasp. Chain is available in 17"L, 20"L, or 22"L.

Bimetal refers to an object that is composed of two separate metals that have been joined together, often sterling silver and gold. Instead of being a mixture of two or more metals, like alloys, bimetal consists of layers of different metals. Trimetal and tetrametal refer to objects composed of three and four separate metals respectively.

Elisa was born in Berkeley, California, and grew up in both Cape Cod and the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended universities in Washington State as well as Italy, studying both art history and studio art, before obtaining my B.F.A. degree in metal arts at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.

sterling silver ring
Elisa Bongfeldt Large Lace Ring
Oxidized sterling silver elements come together to form this conically shaped ring, creating the appearance of lace in metal. Dimensions: 1.25"diameter.

Elisa Bongfeldt's work is fabricated from sterling silver and 22k gold bimetal: a double-sided sheet metal, two layers of different metals that have been rolled and fused together.

silver and pearl ring
Elisa Bongfeldt Sterling Silver & Pearl Ring
Sterling silver ring with freshwater pearls.

Elisa Bongfeldt's influences range from machine parts to architecture and industrial design. The clean lines of machine parts, light fixtures, and ball bearings all come into play. She strives for an industrial look that remains wearable, modern, and elegant.

Elisa currently lives in Emeryville, California, and maintains a studio in Berkeley.

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  2. Hillary Doe October 16, 2008 at 12:54 pm #

    Have you seen Elisa Bongfeldt jewelry on ObjectFetish.com? She has some really cool jewelry.

  3. Ladies Chains August 15, 2008 at 5:25 am #

    Good Bimetal hanging pendent

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