Coco Cardenas presents her Jewelry design methods and pieces.
Coco designs and handcrafts all of her pieces. A mold for is produced for each of her designs. The molds and castings are made from silicone rubbers and urethane plastics, giving her flexible, careful control of each piece. Original designs are made from wood and wax carvings, or by the manipulation of previously assembled pieces. The earrings are hung from sterling silver or gold-plated posts. Select designs are adorned with plastic or brass chains. Finally, each piece is given a title referencing its inspiration.
Recently Coco has collaborated with Patty Wilson on custom pieces for photo shoots and with Ryan Watkins-Hughes for Heist Gallery in NY. On her own she has been doing specialty pieces for Screaming Mimi's in New York City and Mini Market in Brooklyn. She created both jewelry and hand bag pieces for Adam Arnold's fall runway show as well as many of the shows at New York Fashion Week.
Coco's presentation will showcase her work and demonstrations of her creative process including details about materials, techniques and safety advice. She will also highlight resources for materials and information.
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