December 29, 2022

HAPPY NEW 2023!

HAVE FUN AND GREAT TIME, FULL OF JOY AND CELEBRATION WITH YOUR BELOVED ONES!

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October 23, 2022

SEASON'S GREETINGS | HALLOWEEN CHIC | THE DARK EDIT

It is that time of the year! The favorite holiday season of many is upon us and we have put together our annual Dark Edit to commensurate the occasion. Take a look!

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May 16, 2022

THE JEWELER'S HAND

There are times I would step out of my space to tend the shrubs and perennials in my studio garden to reflect and find inspiration. Transitory moments like these have led me to enjoy a parallel between the role of a jeweler and that of a gardener—the ceaselessly moving hands. As a gardener digs and cultivates the soil, nurtures the vegetation, and harvests the seeds and fruits, a jeweler creates models, melts metal, forges, inlays gemstones, assembles, solders, and polishes finished works. Though, unlike the gardener who races with time to produce an optimal yield, I, the jeweler, have the allowance of time to contemplate and realize every single creation one by one.
This modality of producing annually a small, highly individualized, and focused body of designs was already there in my vision at the very moment when I undertook the role of a metalsmith. As I chose to depend on a minimum of machinery and chemicals, I also chose to optimize the use of my hands, retaining and re-developing the conventional or historical methods of jewelry-making within my own practice. It is a kind of muscle memory or perhaps choreography that consists of numerous tools, which, over time, like the hoe and sickle to a gardener, become the very extension of me.
Jewelry, as a personal object, is exclusive. This very idea characterizes my practice and philosophy of producing deliberately and manually so that each motif and design, new or renewed, carry meanings after each pounding, stamping, forging, and welding. Equally important is the intention behind each commission of bespoke jewelry by my clients; whether it celebrates the success of a career, matrimony, the birth of a child, or the death of a beloved one, the work becomes the index of a particular moment of one’s life. It’s humbling and meaningful to be able to encounter and intimately engage with different individuals, to infuse their narratives and personalities while creating a unique work that speaks only to them and them alone. These encounters also become the ultimate source of inspiration and support for my work and craft.
The archive of my work exists largely in the form of finished pieces and models, though there are significant physical editions that I intentionally hide in various boxes, so that, when the time calls for a revisitation, I can rediscover and reconnect with them. The archive, the vault of my previous works, leaves traces of my thoughts for me to return to, develop, and find a continuum into the present time of my repertoire, just like the seeds in the deep woodland that would only germinate and prosper under the right conditions. The world today spins faster than ever, and changes occur unpredictably and at times chaotically, and I find it centering and anchoring to have this archive to return to, savor the past, and remind myself to be in the present and continue to grow as a thoughtful and conscious artisan. If new commissions set the direction of my jewelry practice, then the earlier works set the foundation, both of which continue to feed, rejuvenate, and sustain my practice and vision.

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April 12, 2022

Jelena Behrend Frank's Necklace in Power Book IV: Force

 

 

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March 27, 2022

FRENCH MAGAZINE PARIS 20TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE | COVER STORY "UP NEXT" S/S 2022

Jelena Behrend Cuffs   Jelena Behrend Flower Earring

 

French Magazine Paris 20th Anniversary Issue SS22 Cover Story "Up Next"
Photo: Isaac Anthony
Editor: Marcell Rocha
Hair: Ben Jones
Makeup: Kento Utsubo
Models: Isaac Pedroza, Queen, Antonio Macek, Hasheem Wazadally

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March 9, 2022

FEEL THE PULSE OF SPRING ON YOUR WRISTS

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December 30, 2021

HAPPY 2022!

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November 6, 2021

JELENA BEHREND STUDIO | FINANCIAL TIMES | NOVEMBER 5, 2021

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: 

https://on.ft.com/3CSswuH

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September 28, 2021

SHOP NOW / PAY LATER

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July 29, 2021

COLOR EVOLUTION

I have reached the point in my career where I have built the signature style and developed my own key design elements that define me as a designer and a brand. Like sand in a desert, my work has also shifted and transformed over time as I keep re-working and re-shaping mediums into something new and adapting the core components of my work to my clients’ lifestyles and my own moods. Because of the techniques that I employ, each piece has its own distinct characteristics. My practice evolves, seldom repeating.

The meticulously chosen materials I work with make a great influence on the final look of each piece and although I have worked with colored gemstones in the past, recently I have created a more significant gemstone work and entered another realm of this practice. See it for yourself.

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April 15, 2021

TALISMANIC COINAGE

Over the past several months, what was once a solitary or singular engagement with talismans has multiplied through reciprocities of conversations, care and generosity of close friends and loyal patrons. These heartfelt, inspiring exchanges guided me in the most organic way possible to create this talismanic coinage.

Though these creations may not immediately align with the strict definition of a talisman, they, with their shared emphasis on and potent of love, are just as magical and powerful to me and conceivably more so to the individuals who have commissioned me to create these works.

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January 28, 2021

NEW REPERTOIRE

 

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December 29, 2020

GRATITUTE AND OPTIMISM

2020 has been a challenging year for all and I am not an exception. It was the 26th year of running my studio and it has been full of surprises and I am grateful and humbled to say that many of them were pleasant, despite the collective trauma we were (and still are) going through. I received an outpouring of love and support from my family, friends, and clients and as we are about to ring in the new year I would like to say thank you:
 
to everyone who supported me by commissioning bespoke pieces despite the uncertainty of times
to everyone who purchased my work online (many of you for the first time!)
to everyone who scheduled their video consultations with me
to everyone who wore my work and introduced others to it
to everyone who replied to my emails with encouraging words
to everyone who liked, shared, and commented on my social media posts
to everyone who agreed to meet me on my terrace in the heat of the summer
to everyone who did not blink when I asked for curbside pick up (for everyone’s safety)
to Lia, Elizabeth, Jordan, and Jiahui for acting as my copy editors and writing advisors when I was lost for words
to Julian who delivered my work to clients on his motorbike through the worst of the raging pandemic in NYC
to the cousin of my client’s now-husband who drove 7 hours to deliver wedding jewelry for the bride and groom so they could exchange their rings and be adorned on their wedding day
 
and perhaps I am forgetting someone... please forgive me, 2020 has been quite a ride.
 
Cheers to 2021! My wish is for all of us to stay healthy and to come out as winners!
 
With love,
 
Jelena

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November 13, 2020

Jelena Behrend, Vaginal Davis Presidential Gavel, 2020 for Participant Inc.

 

Jelena Behrend, Vaginal Davis Presidential Gavel, 2020. [DESCRIPTION: A gif of four images of a gavel, shown from each three-quarter view in clockwise succession. The gavel has a dark brown wood handle with gold head, onto which four horizontal bands are engraved, as well as the the words "SPEAKING FROM THE DIAPHRAGM" horizontally engraved in serif text beneath the lowest band.]

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September 25, 2020

NONCHALANT DELIGHTS

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September 14, 2020

THE STRONGEST LINK

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May 12, 2020

SPECIAL DELIVERY IN NYC

 

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April 28, 2020

Finding Joy in Beautiful Things

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March 12, 2020

FRENCH REVUE DE MODE ISSUE NO. 36 "THE BEAUTIFUL ONES" S/S 2020

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April 2, 2019

INTRODUCING MEN'S ENGAGEMENT RING COLLECTION


I am no stranger to making jewelry for men. My work was always meant to be worn by all. Myself, a fan of men's garments, I always tried to fill in the fashion gap between genders. Let's be honest, only recently fashion designers started paying attention to "masculine" fashion and creative, innovative, fashion conscious men or men with a strong sense of style do not have to suffer for a lack of wardrobe and accessory choice anymore.


In my experience, men tend to choose less embellished jewelry, pieces that are perceived as simple and understated. By creating men's engagement ring* collection, I portrayed gold and precious stones in a masculine way. The designs (except the ring I custom made for Paul) are focused on the metal itself, its texture, luster, strength, and durability. The gemstones are incorporated to transform a particular ring into a celebratory piece, but without being overly flashy. Rings in this collection are designed and meant to be worn every day, as a powerful representation of commitment and love.

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March 23, 2019

THE GREAT POWER OF LIA GANGITANO AND THE SACRED BODY SCULPTURE OF JELENA BEHREND

 

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January 29, 2019

NEW WORK SPRING/SUMMER 2019 | FINE JEWELRY COLLECTION

Collection is an edit of Jelena's signature charms, classic and new, embellished using forging techniques and precious stones. 

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August 1, 2018

LAST FEW DAYS TO SEE "AND VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING SAID HAS BEEN SAID INCORRECTLY, AND IT'S BEEN SAID WRONG, OR IT'S BEEN COVERED WRONG BY THE PRESS," BY MICHEL AUDER

Photo courtesy of Martos Gallery
Photo courtesy of Martos Gallery
Michel Auder’s solo show with Martos Gallery, And virtually everything said has been said incorrectly, and it's been said wrong, or it's been covered wrong by the press, on view June 15 – August 3, 2018  features his new film TRUMPED (2018), a mural of new photographs.
Adina Glickstein, “Michel Auder’s Images of Images,” Hyperallergic, July 14, 2018:
"The prints that line the walls seem only to have one thing in common: they all reveal themselves to be mediated, images of images — photos of paintings and desktops and iPhone screenshots. Gesturing towards the questions of mechanical reproducibility that have nipped at the heels of image-makers since the advent of the printing press, Auder dares you to whip out your phone, snap a shot, and layer on to the mediation matrix."
Go and catch a glimpse of Michel's world before the show closes on August 3, 2018.

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July 26, 2018

OUR SUMMER CLEARANCE IS ON

 

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December 2, 2017

LIA GANGITANO INTERVIEWS MICHEL AUDER IN NOVEMBER 2017 ISSUE OF INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

"GANGITANO: ...There’s a general misperception that your work tends to be observational or voyeuristic and that it comes directly out of your own life."

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November 29, 2017

Jelena Behrend Talks Genderless Jewelry with New York Times

Recently Jelena sat down with London based writer Melanie Abrams to discuss how jewelry is crossing the gender barrier.  Here is the excerpt from the article published by New York Times on November 21, 2017.

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October 21, 2017

SALE: THE DARK EDIT

FOR YOUR CHIC HALLOWEEN & BEYOND

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October 14, 2017

STERLING SILVER HANDMADE LINK NECKLACES IN KT AULETA'S "FASCINATION STREET" EDITORIAL FRENCH MAGAZINE PARIS F/W 17/18

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October 7, 2017

ELECTRIC BLUE NECKLACE & STATEMENT EARRINGS IN FRENCH MAGAZINE PARIS F/W 17/18 ISSUE WITH AJAK DENG

 

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October 3, 2017

JELENA BEHREND EARRINGS ON TWO COVERS OF FRENCH MAGAZINE PARIS - OUT NOW

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