Monique Peterson graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Metals in 2013. She has been the in-house jeweler for over 5 years, creating all of the Moon + Arrow brand jewelry, including the new Fall/Winter '18 line "Moving Parts". Learn more about her + her process here!
Movement, kinetic, gravity, suspension
Sketching! Lots of sketching. Looking at more inspirational works by the artists mentioned above. And then I start making samples of ideas that slowly evolve into their ~ final form ~
It is a significant break away from the previous collection I made, which was all flat shapes. Using wire was informed by the use of beads, but I was also excited to stop using metal sheet so much.
Idle Gesture Earrings! They’re so fun and different from what I usually make for the shop. They come in 2 different color combos, my fave is the silver wire with black & red beads. I love that each pair is slightly different too.
You can get the new collection at our shop in Queen Village or online, shipped nationwide! Our presale is now live here and the official release will be September 28th with a special in-store launch event. If you’re interested in carrying the line in your shop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.
Workshops! I just started teaching jewelry classes here at my studio in the shop and will be teaching many, many more! Maybe even one inspired by this line.
I love making clothing, weaving, and drawing.
Find Monique on Instagram at @moesqueak or @moniquedufresnejewelry