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It is the physical contact with the materials and the possible metaphysical implications that most excites young jewelry artist Carrie Bilbo. Silver branches, gleaming cicadas and bejeweled spiders offer nature’s beauty while dramatically attaching themselves to the body physically as well as psychologically. Connecting and interacting with the body through texture, color and sound. Nylon Magazine described Carrie's work as, “ridiculously edgy and chilling, but also impeccably crafted and wearable.”

A graduate of Pratt Institute, Carrie Bilbo studied painting and drawing before discovering her most expressive medium was in metal. She graduated with honors with a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing in 2009. While studying jewelry design, she worked summers and school breaks in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio as a jeweler for a custom jewelry shop, creating pieces in gold and precious stones. At just…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 16
  • Joined May 11, 2010

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Silver, gold, interesting stones, resin, wings

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About

It is the physical contact with the materials and the possible metaphysical implications that most excites young jewelry artist Carrie Bilbo. Silver branches, gleaming cicadas and bejeweled spiders offer nature’s beauty while dramatically attaching themselves to the body physically as well as psychologically. Connecting and interacting with the body through texture, color and sound. Nylon Magazine described Carrie's work as, “ridiculously edgy and chilling, but also impeccably crafted and wearable.”

A graduate of Pratt Institute, Carrie Bilbo studied painting and drawing before discovering her most expressive medium was in metal. She graduated with honors with a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing in 2009. While studying jewelry design, she worked summers and school breaks in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio as a jeweler for a custom jewelry shop, creating pieces in gold and precious stones. At just 26 she has already received numerous awards and honors. At Pratt she was named the First Place Senior Jewelry Award. She was named a finalist for the Windgate Fellowship and since her graduation she has shown in several juried exhibitions and shows including the 2009 Craftforms exhibition in Philadelphia where her work was selected for the jurors choice award. You can also see her work featured in several NY Fashion weeks including down the runway alongside the fashions of the famous Christian Siriano. Carrie was named a NICHE award finalist in 2010 and also named one of Pratt's top 40 under 40, featured in Prattfolio Magazine. Her work has been shown in Vogue Magazine, Sublime Magazine, InStyle Magazine, Fashion Avenue News, Nylon Magazine, New York Magazine's:The Cut, NBC New York, and Art Jewelry Forum.

Organic and expressive is how Carrie describes her work. Each piece is a well- crafted work of art. This style stems from her interest in painters like Gustav Klimt and the German/ Austrian expressionist movement as well as the Art Nouveau movement and jewelers like Rene Lalique. Jewelry is more than just decoration, it is wearable pieces of art, and what better canvas is there than the human body? Carrie has joined her love of creating, painting, the human body and mind, and expression to create her unique and enticing art jewelry style. 

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