Veronica Riley Martens
Veronica Riley Martens creates eco-friendly jewelry in her studio in Chicago, Illinois. "Most of my pieces are one-of-a-kind statement necklaces made from tagua nuts. Tagua nuts are eco-friendly, organic nuts that come from palm trees in the rainforest. The nuts are dried, sliced/cut into various shapes and dyed. She then combines different textures, colors, shapes and sizes to create unique, mosaic, one-of-a-kind creations.
I have been doing this style of jewelry for many years and have perfected the designs to lie flat, evenly spaced, even weighted and proportioned. I have a background in interior design so I take special care to make sure various colors and shapes are distributed in an artistic manner.