What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The New Organics



Peggy Shiffrin Designs

My searches for beauty take many forms. I typically look for a specific type of art or media. But every so often, I search instead by subject. Searches for some of my favorite forms like water birds, city skylines, and mermaids have all turned up treasures I might not have found otherwise. This time, I searched for jellyfish, and I’m very glad I did, because that search brought me to today’s remarkable artist. These are the gorgeous, modern jewelry designs by Peggy Shiffrin.

After pursuing a law career for 12 years, the artist managed to turn her passion for jewelry design into a full-time career. When I asked Shiffrin about her diverse designs, this is what she told me.

“I explore a number of different themes and styles in my jewelry. Although I know artists are supposed to develop a cohesive and coordinated body of work, I continue to break that rule. Thus, some of my work explores organic forms – not actually seen in nature but evocative of natural forms. Other items reflect my interest in the repetitive rhythms of geometric forms. Still others are the result in my interest in bringing color into my work in unconventional ways.”

Shiffrin told me that she believes everyone is an artist in one way or another. I love this idea, and I feel strongly that if more of us indulged in our inner artist, this world would be a much happier place.

You can check out Shiffrin’s beautiful jewelry in her Etsy shop and on Facebook.

All photos were taken by David Terao and are the property of Peggy Shiffrin, used with permission.


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

14 thoughts on “The New Organics

  1. These pieces are beautiful. I can be mesmerized by jellyfish and sea creatures for hours on end (just ask anyone who has ever accompanied me to an aquarium!)

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  2. I love that she has so many different styles–so talented!

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  3. Her works are beautiful

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  4. As a fellow jellyfish fan, those designs are the pieces I am most drawn to. I also like the necklace that looks like it is made from metallic seed pods.

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  5. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, everyone!

    As for the mystery about rain clouds versus jellyfish, the truth is I never plan what something is supposed to be until it’s finished, then give it a name that describes to me what it looks like, but in fact the rain cloud earrings have often been referred to as jellyfish as well, so feel free to call them jellyfish, too. Thanks again, Peggy

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