MY People of Distinction: Jewelry by Michel McNabb

Jewelry Designs by Michel McNabb
Jewelry Designs by Michel McNabb

Michel McNabb was the girl-next-door that most everyone liked growing up.  She always had a smile and a kind word for you. She sometimes forgot to match her socks and was seemingly humbled by being nominated homecoming queen, which wasn’t surprising, for she possessed a gentle spirit and smarts. Oh, and an undeniable love of horses!

Michel  hails from a small town outside of Cincinnati, Ohio (U.S.A.) and now resides in Madrid, Spain. She studied Fine Arts at Dennison University with a concentration in Print Making.  After college, Michel reignited her first love, jewelry making, and has since begun designing her own line of jewelry. Each piece is carved in wax, becoming the mold, then cast.  Her process is known as “the lost wax casting method” which is over 5,000 years old!

The line is a combination of folksy and sophisticated.  Included in her line is a stunning Equine array.  It is obvious by the work that Michel has spent much time in the midst of a horse or two in her lifetime (her family owned horses while she and her brother, who became a horse veterinarian, were growing up).  I say this because she does an incredible job at capturing the spirit of the horse and of a horse lover!

Ring designed by Michel McNabb
Ring designed by Michel McNabb

Michel uses gem stones and sterling silver in very unique ways and she will also make a custom piece upon request.  Pieces are available for purchase either directly from Michel, at a few shops in the U.S. and in Madrid.  She also sells at jewelry and craft shows with the help of her great family! If you happen to be in the Cincinnati area this summer through early fall, you can find her line at several local events, including: “Art in the Garden” in August, KY and Pyramid Hill Art Fair in Hamilton, OH.

You can contact or learn more about Michel McNabb via her website: http://michelmcnabb.com 

Necklace designed by Michel McNabb
Necklace designed by Michel McNabb

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