A synthesis of jewellery and modern art, Monica Berdin’s handcrafted pieces evoke bold, architecturally inspired detail with references to nature in wearable form — an expression of her interest in balance, proportion, colour and scale.
Octahedron Series: Irregular - This limited collection of brooches is a study of three distinct irregular octahedrons. The forms are altered using varying techniques to ensure that each piece is unique. Through this collection, Monica is challenging common views on the function of adornment, with each handcrafted brooch relying on the wearer to act as a frame, rather than being considered independent of the body.
Monica Berdin is a Vancouver-based goldsmith and designer. Her work, inspired by architecture and an appreciation of minimalist design, is focused on simplicity, form and the boldness of unexpected details. Using traditional techniques, each piece is individually handcrafted in Monica's studio from a variety of metals and gems that are responsibly resourced. Monica received her certification in metalsmithing and design from Vancouver Community College, as well as a Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Manitoba. Her background influences and informs her handcrafted jewellery.