love of color, texture and design has graced Emily Parker’s life since she
designed her first piece of jewelry at age seven. Throughout her childhood,
Emily spent countless hours in her mother’s studio, experimenting with
painting, collage, weaving, and with the one medium to which she would return
again and again – jewelry.
early influences grew into a love for the arts that Emily has expressed in two
divergent but complementary fields – fine food and fine jewelry. Trained in
jewelry design by her artist mother, and later at East Carolina University, and
classically trained in French Nouvelle Cuisine, Emily has found her creative
expression blending flavors and textures into a memorable meal with the same
passion with which she blends gemstones and metals into wearable work of art.
the owner of restaurants in the Virginia foothills and North Carolina coast,
Emily now devotes her energies full-time to jewelry design. She uses hand
fabrication, lost wax casting, and precious metal clay to frame a variety of
semi-precious stones in designs that range from classic to contemporary.
finds inspiration for her work just outside the door of the historic home she
and her husband share in the coastal community of Wilmington, NC. Design cues
abound in the changing seasonal color palette and textural contrasts of the
coastal landscape, as well as in the architectural motifs of the historic
district. Cultural icons of the ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and pre-Columbian
civilizations have also been influential in the development of her design
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