"Combining traditional craft skill and values with new technologies, I aim to create elegant, playful and structurally complex adornments that complement the wearer and intrigue the viewer. My most recent collection, Loops and Cages, is the result of virtual, three-dimensional building. Using CAD software, I create complex forms that are printed in plastics or wax, and later dyed or cast in precious metals. I use computer aided design in combination with traditional crafts skills to create complicated forms that require these tools to exist.”
MARIA EIFE is a Philadelphia-based jewelry designer and maker. She graduated in 2000 from Tyler School of Art with a degree in Jewelry/Metals/CAD-CAM. Her business was launched in 2010 with the Binary Collection, a line of laser-cut wool felt jewelry using binary code as a design element. Her work has been featured in Lark Books 500 Felt Objects and American Craft Magazine. She was awarded the Editors Choice Award at the World Maker Faire in 2011, and has been an invited artist at the American Craft Council Show, CraftBoston, and the Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Show.