Teresa Kiplinger has been commissioned to design custom bracelets for actor Elisabeth Moss and her entourage. Gay Ribisi, who has managed Moss throughout her career, asked Kiplinger to inscribe the bracelets with a quote written in Moss's handwriting. The delicate bracelets were presented to Moss and company as a gift to celebrate the actor's year of awards and accolades for her work as lead actor and producer of the acclaimed Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale. Based on Kiplinger's popular Skinny Story Bangle, the custom sterling silver bracelets were hand cut, etched and finished in her studio near Cleveland, Ohio.
Belle Armoire Jewelry has featured studio jeweler Teresa Kiplinger in its Winter issue. In two separate articles, the artist describes her creative process and the influences and inspiration behind her expressive narrative jewelry. Her brooch The Beekeeper's Dream and her necklaces Inheritance and Fluke's Road are featured, which employ her technique of torch-fired enamel illustrations, as well as enameled steel photos, etching, and cast insect motifs.
Studio jeweler Teresa Kiplinger's narrative jewelry is included in Cleveland's Flux Metal Arts 5th Anniversary Exhibition. On view are Kiplinger's, Where Bluebirds Brood, Talking Trees and North for Geese. The sterling silver and bronze bracelets and rings feature Kiplinger's original poems. Each piece exploring a story told in visual "chapters", texture, cast objects, set stones, enameled illustrations, photos, and etched words.
Teresa Kiplinger's narrative jewelry is on view in Cleveland's Flux Metal Arts spring exhibition, A Woman's Voice: Messages from the Jewel Box. Included are Kiplinger's Fluke's Road and Inheritance necklaces which feature her original enameled graphite drawings and ephemera photography. The enameled pieces are prong-set in bronze and clustered on long, deeply oxidized silver chains with bronze lost wax cast honey bee closures. Kiplinger's work often features imagery and themes from her isolated rural Ohio childhood such as empty fields, power lines, insects, and eroding ephemera.
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I often use found photos and family ephemera to invent stories and fictional eulogies; I write verse and combine enameling and other techniques to forge those stories in metal. This piece is “Chapter One” of a set of three bracelets wherein a young man is leaving home for war.