Linda MacNeil Sculptural jewelry in glass and metal
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Linda MacNeil's vision is singular, bypassing many influences that appear to dominate twentieth-century studio jewelry. her work is extremely beautiful, concentrating on form and color. Gold-plated brass is combined with geometric shapes of glass, which have been cut or cast. Color is central to the work and catches light when worn or in exhibition.

There is a continuous commitment to elegance and decoration as her necklaces become socially involved through her aesthetic language. MacNeil's preferred materials are not inherently precious, but become precious as the rondelles of glass and carved elements are set like elaborate stones in the metal.

Helen W. Drutt English, essay "Linda's Web" from

United in Beauty: The Jewelry and Collectors of Linda MacNeil