About Steve Riley Designs
Steve Riley considers himself to be an Artist rather than a traditional jeweler, although Steve has worked for fifteen years in the jewelry making industry both for internationally selling firms and as an independent designer. Riley draws inspiration from nature, derelict architectural forms, and the human body. Each of his pieces is meticulously crafted. The materials used reflect the embodiment of his work: strong, bold, and organic. His art background is evident as the artistís jewelry takes on the role of wearable art and the art as gigantic pieces of jewelry.
I like to work in what I call a modern primitive style, obsessing over each mark, the controlled or random details are critical. Each piece is created as a play between materials and how that translates in terms of what is traditionally considered precious or non-precious", art or jewelry.