I started discomedusa designs while studying small metals at Massachusetts college of art in Boston in 2003, while also managing the body jewelry side of things at Chameleon tattoo in Cambridge, ma. while there was a huge assortment of exotic tribal jewelry available, I noticed that there weren’t many american artisans creating jewelry that reflected our own post-industrial tribal aesthetics and history of manufacturing. at first, I made mostly plugs & weights; in 2006, i launched my signature ‘blade’ hoop earring line for slightly stretched piercings, and soon expanded the variations to include 18 gauge earwire for “regular” piercings.
I make each piece by hand in my upstate NY studio. (in fully disclosure, the faux-filigree styles are made by incorporating commercially available brass stampings.)
i currently juggle this jewelry business & passion, a marketing & public relations day-job, the wrangling of my two young sons, and extensive community involvement.
thanks very much for your interest & support!
(feel free to drop a line with any questions/suggestions/comments/constructive criticism, etc)
(fun fact! “discomedusa” is a genus of jellyfish!)