Zoa Chimerum Jewelry

Astoria,  NY 
United States
http://www.zoachimerum.com
  • Booth: 1075

Zoa Chimerum Jewelry, a biomorphic, deceptively soft, touchable line of rubber jewelry inspired by the growth patterns of flora and fauna. Each piece of handmade jewelry features rhythmic, flowing patterns of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum. Hand crafted in NYC.


 Press Releases

  • (Jun 08, 2018)

    Zoa Chimerum juried show exhibition highlights:

    • Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
    • American Craft Show, Baltimore, MD
    • CraftBoston, Boston, MA
    • Maker Faire Bay Area, San Mateo, CA (Winner of three Editor's Choice awards for fashion event.)

    Press:

    Unconventional Wedding Jewelry – Rethinking the Wedding Ring: A new generation of designers are reimagining wedding jewelry, from engagement rings to gifts for bridesmaids and groomsmen. Article by Alison Stein. Published July 10, 2017.

    https://www.lovewinsusa.com/2017/07/10/unconventional-wedding-jewelry/


 Products

  • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry Earcuff
    Earcuff made from soft, flexible synthetic rubber over an aluminum armature. They are durable, yet extremely lightweight! Pieces are approx. 4-5 inches long. Hypoallergenic latex-free synthetic rubber. <br />...

  • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry is a partnership between Creative Director Sue-Yee Leung and Design Director Ian Henderson. Ian has designed jewelry for twenty years. They met at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Zoa Chimerum is biomorphic handmade jewelry featuring rhythmic, flowing patterns of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum. The collection conjures images of prickly sea creatures and thorny blossoms, but uses soft rubber to ensure each piece is comfortable to wear and pleasantly tactile. Our designs are developed intuitively and iteratively as dialogue with process and material. We set up rules for ourselves at the start of a project, and follow those rules. Each segment of rubber is cut and assembled in accordance with a predetermined procedural requirement. Rather than making and assembling the small pieces in service to a predetermined form, we make and assemble small pieces in accordance with a rule set, which ultimately generates a form that we would not have imagined otherwise.
  • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry Large Swoop Earrings
    Made with synthetic, latex-free rubber, these earrings are inspired by the growth patterns of plants and animals. We hand cut each soft, flexible rubber spike and set them over an aluminum armature. Spikes are very durable, and lightweight!...

  • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry is a partnership between Creative Director Sue-Yee Leung and Design Director Ian Henderson. Ian has designed jewelry for twenty years. They met at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Zoa Chimerum is biomorphic handmade jewelry featuring rhythmic, flowing patterns of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum. The collection conjures images of prickly sea creatures and thorny blossoms, but uses soft rubber to ensure each piece is comfortable to wear and pleasantly tactile. Our designs are developed intuitively and iteratively as dialogue with process and material. We set up rules for ourselves at the start of a project, and follow those rules. Each segment of rubber is cut and assembled in accordance with a predetermined procedural requirement. Rather than making and assembling the small pieces in service to a predetermined form, we make and assemble small pieces in accordance with a rule set, which ultimately generates a form that we would not have imagined otherwise.
  • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry Bracelet
    Bracelets wrap themselves and hold onto your wrist without the need for a clasp! Hand-cut from synthetic rubber tubing over a poseable forged aluminum core. The long, graceful spines are soft, flexible, durable and won't catch on clothing or hair....

  • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry is a partnership between Creative Director Sue-Yee Leung and Design Director Ian Henderson. Ian has designed jewelry for twenty years. They met at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Zoa Chimerum is biomorphic handmade jewelry featuring rhythmic, flowing patterns of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum. The collection conjures images of prickly sea creatures and thorny blossoms, but uses soft rubber to ensure each piece is comfortable to wear and pleasantly tactile. Our designs are developed intuitively and iteratively as dialogue with process and material. We set up rules for ourselves at the start of a project, and follow those rules. Each segment of rubber is cut and assembled in accordance with a predetermined procedural requirement. Rather than making and assembling the small pieces in service to a predetermined form, we make and assemble small pieces in accordance with a rule set, which ultimately generates a form that we would not have imagined otherwise.
  • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry Plume Ring
    These eye-catching rings are inspired by the growth patterns of plants and animals. Each lightweight ring is hand made of soft, flexible rubber over an aluminum core, so the spines won't hurt you when you wear it....

  • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry is a partnership between Creative Director Sue-Yee Leung and Design Director Ian Henderson. Ian has designed jewelry for twenty years. They met at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Zoa Chimerum is biomorphic handmade jewelry featuring rhythmic, flowing patterns of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum. The collection conjures images of prickly sea creatures and thorny blossoms, but uses soft rubber to ensure each piece is comfortable to wear and pleasantly tactile. Our designs are developed intuitively and iteratively as dialogue with process and material. We set up rules for ourselves at the start of a project, and follow those rules. Each segment of rubber is cut and assembled in accordance with a predetermined procedural requirement. Rather than making and assembling the small pieces in service to a predetermined form, we make and assemble small pieces in accordance with a rule set, which ultimately generates a form that we would not have imagined otherwise.

  • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry Small Swoop Necklace
    This Pendant is hand made from soft, flexible synthetic rubber over an aluminum armature. They are durable, yet extremely lightweight! Pieces are approximately 1 1/2 inches long. On an 18" fine sterling silver or black gunmetal chain....

  • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry is a partnership between Creative Director Sue-Yee Leung and Design Director Ian Henderson. Ian has designed jewelry for twenty years. They met at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Zoa Chimerum is biomorphic handmade jewelry featuring rhythmic, flowing patterns of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum. The collection conjures images of prickly sea creatures and thorny blossoms, but uses soft rubber to ensure each piece is comfortable to wear and pleasantly tactile. Our designs are developed intuitively and iteratively as dialogue with process and material. We set up rules for ourselves at the start of a project, and follow those rules. Each segment of rubber is cut and assembled in accordance with a predetermined procedural requirement. Rather than making and assembling the small pieces in service to a predetermined form, we make and assemble small pieces in accordance with a rule set, which ultimately generates a form that we would not have imagined otherwise.
  • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry Conjoined Chimera Necklace
    Conjoined Chimera Necklace<br />Hand cut from soft, flexible synthetic rubber over a manually forged aluminum armature. They are durable, yet extremely lightweight! Pieces are approximately 3" x 4". On an 16" fine sterling silver or black gunmetal chain....

  • Zoa Chimerum Jewelry is a partnership between Creative Director Sue-Yee Leung and Design Director Ian Henderson. Ian has designed jewelry for twenty years. They met at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Zoa Chimerum is biomorphic handmade jewelry featuring rhythmic, flowing patterns of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum. The collection conjures images of prickly sea creatures and thorny blossoms, but uses soft rubber to ensure each piece is comfortable to wear and pleasantly tactile. Our designs are developed intuitively and iteratively as dialogue with process and material. We set up rules for ourselves at the start of a project, and follow those rules. Each segment of rubber is cut and assembled in accordance with a predetermined procedural requirement. Rather than making and assembling the small pieces in service to a predetermined form, we make and assemble small pieces in accordance with a rule set, which ultimately generates a form that we would not have imagined otherwise.

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