Paula James Nailor is an artist in her own right. She has an eye for bold and elegant statement design and is based in Harlem, New York. Ms. Nailor has been a visual artist for most of her life. Her art work consists of mixed media abstract collage and assemblage, oils, acrylics, sculpture and most recently jewelry design which is expressed as an extension of her mixed media and collage art.
Paula's creative process is driven by her desire to take beautiful gemstones and precious metals and create a unique piece of wearable art that promotes self expression, self-beauty and individuality for her clients. "It's amazing how a cleverly crafted piece of metal and unblemished rock can make a statement to ones' personality and outfit". Each piece is very personal and hard to part with, but "I've finally got to a place where I'm able to enjoy sharing my creations by bringing happiness to others", says Paula. "Like my collage artwork, each piece is one of a kind and special".
She has studied at the Arts Student League of New York and Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where she currently works with sterling silver, gemstones and other metals. Besides working with semi-precious stones and metals, Ms. Nailor has become fascinated with the Lost Wax technique which has become the foundation for many of her current sterling silver and semi-precious metals jewelry designs. Her artwork and jewelry can be found in local boutiques, private showings as well as charity events where a portion of the sales proceeds are donated to causes important to her. Ms. Nailor sources unusual materials and high quality gemstones from all over the world to create one of a kind pieces of "wearable art" to be enjoyed for years to come.