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Pauletta Brooks

I want my work to be eye-catching and feel as if it was unearthed from a mysterious world of beauty and fantasy ... as if these pieces had been dredged up from the sea from a mermaid’s lair, arousing curiosity and desire

Sculptural Mineral Jewelry

Jewelry Designer Pauletta Brooks on IndieFaves

A graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, Pauletta has been able to marry man-made recycled and re-purposed materials to her unique aesthetic vision to create a signature style and inspire a new way of looking at ornaments and accessories. Her work has been featured in eminent fashion magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, New York Magazine.

Born into a family of creatives, her father an avid mineral-collector and mother an artist/painter, Pauletta made a natural progression into a career as a jewelry artist who works with semiprecious stones and raw minerals, applying color, form, and texture to her work.

Pauletta started her career in the fashion industry as an illustrator, stylist and art director. She later had an opportunity to design a colorful jewelry collection for a runway show, venturing into a new career of jewelry design. Soon after, she discovered a way to re-cycle a material used in the medical and theater industry for casts, splints, props and masks, to sculpt and mold her jewelry pieces. Pauletta re-purposes this material, which has the property to become soft and malleable when heated and solid yet flexible once cooled, to form a structure with which to mold and contain her minerals and create her sculptural statement wearable art jewelry pieces.

In addition to being featured in prominent fashion magazine editorials, Pauletta's work has been shown at various galleries in the US and worldwide.