About Olivia’s work: “I make minimal, bold jewelry out of precious metals and acrylic. I hand carve, sand, and polish ultralight acrylic that is then complemented with gold-filled or silver elements. I also fabricate the ring bands for the rings my collection. For my silver and bronze jewelry, I work with a family casting business to cast small batches. After receiving cast items, I then file, sand, polish, and patinate each piece. Recently, I’ve started making minimal leather accessories with a muted palette.:
Olivia Shih is an artist and jewelry designer based in Oakland, California. She earned her BFA in Jewelry and Metal Arts from the California College of the Arts, and her wearable sculptures and jewelry have been exhibited internationally. Currently, she works as an artist assistant in San Francisco and writes for Art Jewelry Forum. Olivia Shih offers jewelry for the bold and the inquisitive. Celebrate your inner iconoclast with ultralight acrylic jewelry that evokes the edgy look of stone but defies gravity and expectations.
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