The need to find an alternative outlet for her creative impulses drove Rebecca Lockhart into the world of jewelry design. While working long days as an English teacher in New York City, she wanted to make something with her hands –– and after picking up a set of chain nose pliers and making her first pair of earrings on a whim, she was hooked.
Over the years, Lockhart’s work has evolved through her experience as a self-taught artist, along with wax carving and silversmithing techniques learned in Italy and Mexico. Her designs fuse a refined industrial aesthetic with global sensibilities, inspired by the duality of urban and rural life. Whether fashioned from re-purposed materials or hand fabricated using recycled metals, there is an emphasis on quality and sustainability.
Today Lockhart lives and creates in western Massachusetts where she is constantly inspired by the industrial and natural beauty that surrounds her.
Centro necklace, stainless steel ring and pins with oxidized sterling silver chain, 3 1/4” x 1 3/4” pendant, 8 1/2” chain
Big industrial hoop earrings, stainless steel hoop and brass bar with sterling silver post, 1 5/8” x 1 3/4”
Ocho earrings, stainless steel rings with rose gold-filled earwires, 2 3/4” x 1 3/4”
Centro earrings, stainless steel ring and stainless steel pins with niobium earwires, 2” x 1”
Centro earrings, oxidized stainless steel ring and stainless steel pins with niobium earwires, 2” x 1”
Pablo earrings, oxidized steel and stainless steel rings with niobium earwires, 2 1/2” x 1 1/2”
Industrial stick earrings, oxidized steel ring and oxidized brass sticks with niobium earwires, 3 1/2” x 7/8”
Lunula earrings, brass crescents with niobium earwires, 1 3/4” x 1 1/4”
Line earrings, silver post with stainless steel tube, 1 1/2” x 1/2”
Tube spinner earrings, silver rod with oxidized brass tube and brass ring, 2 1/4” x 1 1/8”