Cloisonné Nouveau Iris by Merry-Lee Rae
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36mm Nouveau Iris in Cloisonné, completely hand done by Merry-Lee Rae with 24K gold wirework.
This piece was a prototype while I was figuring out the special considerations for a watchdial. The number markers are not there but everyone knows where high noon is on a watchface right? Special pricing for this prototype piece.
Only one available.
- 36mm 316L hypoallergenic stainless steel case
- Sapphire Crystal
- Swiss Quartz Movement
- Water Resistant to 30M
- Lifetime Warranty for timekeeping integrity
- 16mm leather band or metal bracelet
About the Artist
She began making jewelry as a teenager and her fascination with enamels and precious metals has been her lifelong passion. Her formal education was in mathematics and she fully intended to pursue a respectable career in Silicon Valley but as luck would have it, Merry-Lee got too busy doing what she loved and never had time to go to work. Instead, she found herself participating in the American Craft Council shows including Rhinebeck, Baltimore, West Springfield and San Francisco. She also participated in JCK Las Vegas in the Design Center.
Cloisonné enameling has been her focus since 1976. She has honed her craft with the enthusiasm of an artist and the intensity of a mathematician creating works of intricate detail fusing glass on metal. She is guilty of thoroughly enjoying her work.
"I see myself as a dedicated romantic, expressing love of life through my art. Using glass and gold, I create sunshine shouts of joy or murmurs of quiet remoteness. The resulting cloisonné jewelry is my voice. What really matters are the people who are touched by it in some way.”
You can read more about Merry-Lee here.