Emiko Oye

inspired by haute couture, history and salvaged materials, san francisco designer emiko oye handcrafts unique urban jewelry from repurposed lego®, precious metals and gemstones. utilizing such a globally beloved material, she tugs on the nostalgic heartstrings of female and male alike, young and old, artfully embedding memory into conversation sparking, contemporary adornment. her work is shown in exhibitions across the united states and internationally, in such venues as the museum of arts and design, racine art museum, museum of craft and design, society of contemporary craft, museum of contemporary craft, and schmuchmuseum. in print, she has been featured in humor in craft, on jewellery, 21st century jewelry, fabulous jewelry from found objects, metalsmith magazine, american craft, jewelry artist, readymade, the cleveland plain dealer, and the san francisco chronicle.