Carla Reiter's jewelry is unmistakable. Earthy, with a very strong handmade feel, her knitted silver, gold, and copper jewelry is made one piece at a time in her small studio. Carla's jewelry is the product of a lifetime of exploration filtered through an artist's sensibility. Carla began knitting metal in order to make a necklace she imagined and couldn't make any other way. The possibilities of the technique captivated her, as did the way it felt to wear. It's surprisingly soft and caressing, she says. Very sensual. She also began to use copper, richly patinated and set with small diamonds. That tiny sparkle in the dark of the patinated copper is beautiful to me, she says. And I like its just-excavated feel. Each piece in Carla's limited-production and one-of-a-kind collection is made with a woman's body in mind.
from Evanston, IL
Patinated copper jewelry featuring a signature metal knitting technique