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March 12, 2017


South Carolina’s Kate Furman designs nature-based jewelry that is both rustic and elegant.

Wood Necklace

The artist: Furman grew up in Greenville, where she began making jewelry in high school at the Fine Arts Center. She earned her undergraduate degree in jewelry and metalworking from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in metalworking at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2012. Between and after school, she worked for jewelers and taught jewelry and art around the country. Currently, Furman teaches jewelry and is developing the jewelry and metalsmithing program at Greenville Center for Creative Arts.

What’s popular: Twig bangle and wrapping bracelets ($150 to $200) in two sizes and two colors (sterling silver or bronze). Also one-of-a-kind wooden “art jewelry” ($300 to $1,500).

Other favorites: Twig wrapping rings in silver ($125) or silver with a flush set of diamonds ($225).twig stack bracelets 2

Claim to fame: Published in many magazines, including the American Craft, and (coming this year) in Metalsmith Magazine. Also, exhibited internationally and nationally.

What’s new: Opening a new working studio and retail space in the Village of West Greenville, an emerging artist community.

Where to buy: In Atlanta, at the ACC show (Booth 1108)



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