Lin Bader Design

I hand make small batch, nature inspired jewelry from solid 22k, 18k, 14k yellow gold, silver and brass. My specialty is ancient jewelry making techniques including 22k gold and silver granulation, filigree, chasing & repousse, Celtic torc and hammering & forging. Each piece is unique and handcrafted from start to finish in my Chicago studio with no mass production and no outsourcing. My pieces were made the old fashioned way, with the added beauty of taking techniques from thousands of years ago and making them not only survive but thrive in our day and time. There’s simple poetry in alloying gold, fabricating sheet and wire, creating forms and setting stones, as each step leaves marks of the maker. And during these steps, the piece takes on a life and personality of its own that cannot be mass produced.