Art - Jewelry - Elise A Moran
In 1990 Elise graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing. She began her career working on production jewelry for other designers, but soon designed her own line of jewelry pieces. Her designs are created in either silver or gold and are generally done with a satin finish, which emphasizes the form of the object and enhances the color of the metal.
Elise spent much of her childhood travelling and draws her inspiration from this experience. She is also heavily influenced by nature, science and religion. She often takes a natural object and creates her own interpretation of it - giving the piece a refined elegance and simplicity.
Many of her designs have been a sketch years before they become jewelry. She likes to consider all aspects of wearability before creating a new design. She hopes the person wearing her jewelry finds that it is a reflection of their personality and not merely an adornment.