Singerman & Post Canaan, NY • Mixed Media Jewelry

When people first examine the lightweight, colorful jewelry from Singerman & Post the first question is always "What are they made of?" The colors have an unusual saturation and people swear they are made of metal, but the pieces are too lightweight to be titanium, the usual best guess. The jewelry is actually made by laminating together very thin layers of different types of brushed aluminum and gold finish plastic materials (films, mylar, vinyl). Patterned top layers, designed by Leni Singerman, are film photo transfers of her artwork: watercolors, collages, pastels, drawings and photographs. Individual pieces are hand cut, beaded and twisted in the studio to form sculptural shapes that are feather light and comfortable to wear.

 
Leni loves color, texture, and patterns from many cultures, drawing on surface design, particularly textiles, for inspiration. Her other great pleasure is found in natural form. The collections feature photographs of leaves and flowers taken in her garden in the Berkshire foothills of NY, where she lives with her husband and partner, Terry Post.
 

 

The process Leni uses today has evolved and developed over the 22 years that she has designed and produced jewelry. She graduated in 1976 from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in textile design. Terry has an AAS in Advertising Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked as an Art Director in New York.


 

Collections feature hanging earrings, post earrings, and pendant necklaces.  Ear wires and posts are made of silver and gold plate over surgical steel, or are available in sterling silver. The post earrings are all jackets (the post is removable to change if desired). All necklaces have 18 inch sterling silver snake chain and coordinate with earrings. The colorful finishes are durable, but it is best to avoid solvents or water. Clean by using a soft cloth or a polishing cloth.

 

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