Get to Know Designer: Tom Kruskal Tom Kruskal is a New England jeweler, with a background in math, design, and music; this background helps him when designing. His design process incorporatesa lifelong exploration of linear forms in space, and attention to the interplay of aesthetics and the fabrication process. His motto: if it's too complicated to make, it's probably not a good design! Tom has built his career around elevating hand-forged jewelry from a craft to an art. He balances artistic honesty with the integrity of a successful small New England business. Many of his inspirations come from organic shapes in the New England countryside, the ocean, and from music. Tom's goals are to create beautiful pieces of jewelry that are classic yet contemporary. They must be appropriate for women of all ages, can be worn day or night, and must be affordable. How does ...
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