MEGHAN PATRICE RILEY
Meghan Patrice Riley creates sculptural jewelry that is engineered for wearability, durability and travel using hypoallergenic materials such as our signature nylon-coated stainless steel cable wire mixed with sterling silver, 14k gold fill, and semi-precious stones.
The collections are modern and bold but balanced with a fine line that creates a lightweight, drape effect while worn. Each piece is fabricated by hand in Brooklyn, NY from miniature structural cabling inspired by the construction of suspension bridges and urban electrical pole landscapes.
Gemstones and pearls are blended with the lines of cable to punctuate designs and bring pops of color and sparkle. Rare earth magnet clasps, the blending of fine metals, and the protective nylon-coating make the pieces easy to wear and hypoallergenic,
Each element is handfabricated using a mixture of soldering. cold-connections. and textile techniques applied to metal to get our classic, soft metal drape.
MPR has held solo art gallery shows nationally and internationally as well as having won the prestigious Raphael Founder Prize for innovation in small metals from the Society for Contemporary Craft. Her fashion collections have been presented at NY Fashion Week and China Chengdu Fashion week gaining recognition leading to a semi-finalist position for the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund and finalist participant in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Design Entrepreneur Program.
“One of my favorite things to hear from clients that wear my work is that the pieces balance comfort and wearability while being beautiful and unique art that makes them feel gorgeous deep down.”
MPR: Artist Q+A
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A little peek into our studio in Brooklyn, NY:
And more about the beginnings of MPR from 2012 Contemporary Works in Small Metals at the Society for Contemporary Craft: