about the last link

From hand-carved stones to the final details, The Last Link Jewelry offers an eclectic take on modern adornment. Each piece starts with a foundational element – a coil of wire, a sheet of metal, an undecorated stone or a crystal – and, through a variety of processes, something different is born from what might otherwise be discarded.    

The notion of making something beautiful or useful from something that someone might consider to be useless is central to the process.  Each one-of-a-kind piece is hand fabricated, from the bails, bead caps, to bead cages and even head pins whenever possible. The connection to the work by hand – forming, soldering, melting, hammering, is completed using hand tools, allowing the artist a unique sense of intimacy with each piece.

a note from elena

I’ve had many roles in my life, and through each of those roles, I’ve been able to express my creativity. I especially love creating unique jewelry because each piece allows me to find a different way to depict beauty. For me, the excitement is in creating something new and different. I always try to put a different twist on each piece and I LOVE knowing that someone has chosen something for themselves or someone they care about that I made!

I am a military spouse and we move all over the world. Each place we travel to and live in gives me a different perspective on the art of jewelry making.  We’ve lived in many lovely places, from the Rhine region of Germany to the beautiful azure Pacific waters of Guam.  Right now we are in Colorado Springs and I have the incredible Rocky Mountains to look at every day for inspiration.

 

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