Jewelry designer Gabrielle Gould makes her jewelry by hand in her secluded studio behind a Victorian house in St. Augustine, Florida. The subjects that Gabrielle uses in her jewelry, various animals and nature forms, are informed by her daily experience of living in coastal Florida. They represent a figurative view of the way she sees nature in its environment.
She likes to consider herself a modern-day hunter-gatherer and works with found, natural objects like feathers and shells. She takes much of her inspiration from the beach where she walks with her dog each morning and her hikes in the state park near her home.
Gabrielle discovered her love of jewelry making while at Flagler College in St. Augustine. “I was in my junior year and I knew I wanted a career in art but I was unsure of what direction to take. So I tried a variety of classes. It was during that time that one of my professors, Enzo Torcoletti, decided to offer a class in jewelry making. I loved it and knew there was no turning back.”