The Floral Nouveau Collection is inspired by the Art Nouveau movement of the late nineteenth century. The woven wire jewelry pieces combine the asymmetrical, sinuous lines of the movement, with the contemporary riveted flowers from the Floral Architecture Collection. The floral shapes remain simple but in this collection, many of the flowers are hammered and shaped but are still layered and riveted into the jewelry with their center stones glowing or sparkling.
Martha launched her professional artistic life as a theatre and television costume designer and wardrobe stylist. From a love of costumes and clothing grew a love of accessories that were artistic, textural,reflecctive and fashionable. She is intrigued by art, architectural concepts, concepts, connections and the grace of natural forms.
The new collection combines fine metals - sterling silver, argentium silver, 114K and 18K gold and bi-metal plus gemstones. But these are fashions meant to be worn on a daily basis, not just for dress up. The stones used are primarily Peridot, Tourmaline, Citrine, Amethyst, Blue Topaz, White Sapphire and Diamonds.