Meet the Maker

I am a studio jeweler who lives and works in Hyattsville, Maryland. My processes for creating jewelry purposely flit between the traditional and the experimental as I seek to adorn the fashionably modern. I design ever-evolving limited production jewelry. No two items will ever be exactly the same as each item is handmade using traditional and modern techniques.

My designs often illustrate a variation on a theme using new and recycled sterling silver, new and recycled karat gold, gemstones, and Tyvek. I seek to create jewelry to evoke a feeling of adventures had and adventures planned, as a symbol of anywhere to remind you of your somewhere so that you can carry that life-affirming spark into other settings - at work, at play, an evening event, or daily errands. Sometimes all it takes is that one piece of jewelry to remind you of fleeting moments and the feeling of knowing yourself, your world, and finding the way you fit into everything.  


Carol-lynn Swol earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut and an M.F.A. in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University, Bloomington.