After eight years spent earning her BFA in sculpture and working as a bench jeweler in Hawaii, Angie Reyes moved to Austin, Texas with the conviction to start anew. One evening, she unpacked her torch from its months-long hibernation, and began forming wire into shapes without any sketches. “I kept my hands moving and free-formed intuitively,” she said. “Before I knew it, hours had flown by and the ring I had freshly-soldered was Franny & Metal’s first piece.” Initially going to school for nursing, Angie switched to fine arts, concentrating in metal and glass, and hasn’t looked back since. “Learning to heat and manipulate metal was incredibly seductive to me,” she said. “I fell in love with wearable art.”
SQUARE STUDS (MORE OPTIONS)
Sweet, clean and so versatile, the Square Studs are made by hand to last. Also available in circle and triangle shapes. Made in Austin, Texas.Available in: Sterling Silver or Vermeil. 1 cm in diameter.Sterling Silver (Sterling Silver post/ear nut) or 18K Vermeil (sterling silver post and vermeil ear nut).