Architecture is a vivid inspiration for the Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Megan Isaacs. Her designs approach buildings, monuments and nature at the micro level, creating jewelry that reinterprets a diverse range of geometrical cues.
Isaacs honed her skills learning from the iconic jewelry designer and sculptor Robert Lee Morris. The apprenticeship clearly influenced her aesthetic: a combination of raw, organic elements and geometrical orders in a contemporary setting.
Her handcrafted jewelry made of assorted stones, onyx, gunmetal, brass and silver are wearable pieces of urban spaces and naturalistic, reconstructed outlines of leaves, tree branches and everyday objects.
There are so many directions you can go when it comes to each piece. This sterling silver “Dendritic Necklace,” here, is reminiscent of the intricate dendritic forms of neurons, a broken snowflake or perhaps a nod to the vaulted ceilings of medieval architects.
Retail price: $500
— Maryam Mikaniki