I have been passionate about adornment as far back as I can remember. As a child I was mesmerized by the Egyptian wing of our local Museum, and a special exhibition on Pompeii when I was nine made a particular impression on me. Frozen in time. Weathered beauty.
At The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, I studied Art History, Stained Glass, Architecture and Jewelry Design, and over the years have designed countless one of a kind pieces of jewelry that are symbols of everything that inspires me along the way.
Every Parrish Relics design is individually handcrafted in my studio with the elements of resilient clay, stained glass, semi-precious stones, scented resins and glass vessels. Hand painted with layered patinas of antiqued silver or gold for a romantic, time worn presence. I enjoy creating designs that tell visual stories and start conversations, that are more than simple adornment. I like to think of them as Charms & Talismans that also bring a bit of Magic & Beauty to the daily wardrobe.
Over the years I have been lucky enough to create for some of my favorite writers, museums & the entertainment industry, and for romantics who daydream about Venice, obsess over flora and fauna, admire Medieval oddities, worship Pre-Raphaelite Bohemians or just enjoy a well adorned fairy tale. Head over to Relics Get Around or our Pinterest Page to see where Parrish Relics have appeared.
a treehouse-like home by a quiet stream ~ in the foothills of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Enjoying our new rural life with my long lost love and our two cats, surrounded by grey fox, bear, deer and so much more in this fairytale-like forest.
I am a supporter of animal rights and try to use my work to help them in any way that I can, and greatly admire the people who devote their lives to make theirs better and safer from harm.