Sterling silver single link halo hook earrings with 5 x grain set yellow and pale green sapphires.
Michelle Cangiano is a practicing artist and jeweller where body adornment is the common thread that binds the two sides of her work.
She uses a diverse range of materials in her jewellery and art practice from precious gemstones and metal to mild steel, paint and paper. These materials vary in response to an idea or a collection yet the formal design elements remain a constant. Both sides of her work display a refined and pared back aesthetic incorporating clean, soft curves with a focus on colour and texture. She is fascinated by the concept that body adornment becomes imbued with the meanings / power of the wearer.
Completing a Fine Art Degree in Painting, Michelle went on to study Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT. She lives in Melbourne and exhibits her work locally and internationally.